Tits up TV life span

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by MartinImber, Feb 16, 2004.

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  1. Never Launch

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  2. 5 minutes

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  7. Pirates will do the job!

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  1. MartinImber

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    OK How long will titsup TV last before failing!
     
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    What is this channel? Sounds interesting...

    \\Chris
     
  3. MartinImber

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    It is an abusive name for the so called toup TV which is muddying the waters around Freeview
     
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    Ahh, I dont think it will catch on as the main selling point of freeview is thats its a one off cost and then FREE! (hence the name)

    Most people who this appeals to have now bought a stb so will not be pleased if they need to buy another.

    \\Chris
     
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    It is also taking up bandwidth that was supposed to be 'free' A new channel appeared yesterday, No 26, labelled '.' previewing the payview

    Julie
     
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    The idea of offering a select few quality channels for a small top-up fee is one I think could work well, IF advertised properly. As in "If you like what you see on freeview an add on pack is available". But it needs to be integrated into Freeview marketing which we all know the BBC won't (and shouldn't?) do.

    A selection of lifestyle channels, old films and repeats do not count as quality viewing. With that lineup I can't see it lasting too long. Which is a shame because if/when it fails its likely to put another set of nails in the coffin of pay TV over DTTV.
    The channel sharing also means its pretty much a rip off.

    I think it needed to have been devised and planned when the mux licences were given out and a full mux dedicated to it, if technically possible broadcasting on a different mode to give a little more capacity.

    If Discovery, sky 1, e4, a music channel, a film/ent channel along with a few others were offered (similar to ITV Digital's base pack) it could have done well.
     
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    i personely think this is a good idea, it will bring down free view but its good, as skys "value" pack(hahaha) is £13 (the same price as family pack a few years ago) and you only get like 3 channels, very crap ones i might add.
     
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    I'll pay in blood to get E4 (for new Sopranos) in my non-cable area / dish-prohibited (listed) dwelling. Topuptv is the answer, but having subscribed I am worried that they still (as of yesterday) won't give a launch date, other than "sometime in March".

    I wonder if their waiting for enough subscribers before they can launch....if so it may never happen, SO make my day and subscribe, or I'll make you an offer you can't refuse!:smoke: Capice? :suicide:
     
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    Me thinks watching Soprano`s has gone to your head :rolleyes:
     
  10. MartinImber

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    The Twin and DTVA don't see the "new" channels but the TV does, however they are either irritating loop or blank.

    More to the point will they use Seca as I have a CAM and some old Ondodgy cards from the last pay TV attempt.

    However £3 per month for 15 channels was better value
     
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    free view five channels of crap and the dog end of sky?
     
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    If it succeeds, I believe it will kill off freeview, and ultimately, after analogue switch-off, all TV wil be pay-TV.

    A poll last night apparently showed that only about 30% of people want to pay for TV through a license fee. I reckon this is because people (for reasons of doubtful logic, in my opinion) have it in for the BBC and seem to believe that they produce crap programmes.

    I think the BBC produce the best programmes; they are the original source of many pay channel programmes, including most of the stuff on UK Gold.

    I'm not particularly a sports or film fan, so pay-TV doesn't appeal to me at all. I wonder how many people would really get a better deal if all TV was run on a commercial basis?

    A sobering thought: UK GOld is a pay channel. It carries 20 minutes of adverts and trailers per hour.
     
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    One could say the same of all such channels - $ky1, Discovery et al.
     
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    Couldn't agree more about BBC - it is the dogs! The envy of the world, yet not valued by the majority of us.
     
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    UKTV is (obviously) also just BBC repeats, with adverts.

    If they release a pay tv service with channels that contain NO adverts and NO sponsorships of the programming there could be a market. I loathe adverts and I won't buy Sky for this reason.

    The idea of paying a subscription of around £30 and then to be bombarded with 20 minutes + of adverts on top of that is, IMO, offensive and appauling. Especially when most of these "pay" services just show repeats of terrestrial broadcasting, and rubbish US imports which have been cancelled over there before even airing over here, all while Sky have the audacity to promote this rubbish as "amazing" etc etc.

    We pay £116 or whatever it is for a year of BBC programming, which contains content far more diverse, educational, informative and entertaining that 999 channels of "fast-food" television on Sky that you pay £360 a year for, 1/3 of that time watching bloody adverts! :mad:

    Rant over.

    Long live the Beeb! :clap:
     
  16. MartinImber

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    Hmm BBC lets think!

    Very good 24 hour news

    great TV channel for small children.

    Best channel for widescreen along with C4

    NO ADVERTS

    Slowly lowering logo usage unlike ITV2

    Some excellent series eg 24 Carrot Gold is great.

    Willing to give a project time to grow unlike ITV eg Men Behaving Badly week first series - dropped - BBC picked up and run.

    If OFAH was ITV - it would have never made more than one series
     

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