Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
RunningMan
6096 posts

Uber Geek


  #1947923 28-Jan-2018 19:16
Send private message

There's far more to the cost of providing a satellite service than just the cost of getting the thing into orbit - that's just a one off, not ongoing cost.


Rikkitic
Awrrr
12739 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1947930 28-Jan-2018 19:26
Send private message

Ongoing payments for the use of the thing would certainly be such a cost, but if the satellite itself is much cheaper to produce and put into space, then logically the cost of using it would also be less.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


fe31nz
582 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1947971 28-Jan-2018 23:19
Send private message

Aredwood:
As for fibre, Sky will have to eventually move to full fibre distribution. As they don't have enough satellite capacity to even do HD properly. How are they going to eventually broadcast in UHD?

 

They do have the satellite capacity to do HD on all channels, by switching from MPEG2 video on DVB-S to H.264 on DVB-S2.  Which they seem to be planning to do once they have managed to get the last few old decoders back and replaced them with the new ones.  Everyone was expecting that to have been done by now, but there seem to be some die-hard holdouts who are refusing to switch to the new decoders.  I just wish they would go ahead anyway and make the switch.

 

UHD might be a bit more difficult though, even with H.265.


elpenguino
1447 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1947973 28-Jan-2018 23:37
Send private message

Rikkitic:

 

Ongoing payments for the use of the thing would certainly be such a cost, but if the satellite itself is much cheaper to produce and put into space, then logically the cost of using it would also be less.

 

 

I dunno about persevering with satellite when UFB reaches 85% of people in the future.

 

Might be cheaper and more useful long term to invest in increasing that percentage especially from sky's point of view cos someone else is paying for that.


richms
23579 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1947984 28-Jan-2018 23:58
Send private message

At that stage a buy out from foxtel looks to be the only way to keep the screens on for whopwhop viewers. IMO would be the best thing to happen to them.





Richard rich.ms

Apsattv
1760 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1947993 29-Jan-2018 02:10
Send private message

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5311945/Sky-moves-away-satellite-broadcasting.html

 

and considering we are about 5 years behind the UK offerings in terms of Pay TV tech. Im' not expecting to Sky NZ to go satellite less any time soon.

 

 


tdgeek
21379 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1948009 29-Jan-2018 07:36
Send private message

Apsattv:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5311945/Sky-moves-away-satellite-broadcasting.html

 

and considering we are about 5 years behind the UK offerings in terms of Pay TV tech. Im' not expecting to Sky NZ to go satellite less any time soon.

 

 

 

 

Right now they are locked into Optus, till I think 2019 maybe a tickle longer


 
 
 
 


Rikkitic
Awrrr
12739 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1948018 29-Jan-2018 08:57
Send private message

richms:

 

At that stage a buy out from foxtel looks to be the only way to keep the screens on for whopwhop viewers. IMO would be the best thing to happen to them.

 

 

Only if New Zealand finally becomes part of Australia for copyright purposes.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


wingbat45
233 posts

Master Geek


  #1948266 29-Jan-2018 18:50
Send private message

tdgeek:

 

Apsattv:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5311945/Sky-moves-away-satellite-broadcasting.html

 

and considering we are about 5 years behind the UK offerings in terms of Pay TV tech. Im' not expecting to Sky NZ to go satellite less any time soon.

 

 

 

 

Right now they are locked into Optus, till I think 2019 maybe a tickle longer

 

 

could be wrong but doesn't the orbit decay for the sat about then? or 2021?

 

 


tdgeek
21379 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1948310 29-Jan-2018 20:53
Send private message

wingbat45:

 

tdgeek:

 

Apsattv:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5311945/Sky-moves-away-satellite-broadcasting.html

 

and considering we are about 5 years behind the UK offerings in terms of Pay TV tech. Im' not expecting to Sky NZ to go satellite less any time soon.

 

 

 

 

Right now they are locked into Optus, till I think 2019 maybe a tickle longer

 

 

could be wrong but doesn't the orbit decay for the sat about then? or 2021?

 

 

 

 

IIRC they have  a 10 year contract. The satellite can be controlled from Earth, as happens anyway, to keep it geo stationary as various factors can affect that. Earths tile, natural tilt variations. 400lm probably has a very slight atmospheric affect, even very very slight could affect it.

 

EDIT gravity effect from Earth and Moon as they become closer to the satellite or are farther away


1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09


Kiwrious lab-in-the-pocket kit designed for schoolchildren
Posted 28-Aug-2020 09:03


Fitbit introduces Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch
Posted 26-Aug-2020 10:14



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.