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# 37253 9-Jul-2009 13:59
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Caught the end of a Sky ad last night talking about VOD.  I didn’t see the whole thing. Anyone got a link foir it or know anythign about it?


 


It seemed to be saying that Sky would very soon be launching a VOD service for it’s mysky HDi customers (possibly charging extra, but not clear from what I saw).


 


Seems like the excuse given for stopping Sky Online was just BS.  Either that or they have partnered with an ISP to offer the service unmetered. Any idea who? It would have to be either Telecom, Voda, Telstra or maybe Orcon I imagine if they want to build any sort of scale.  (or maybe all of them)

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  # 233026 9-Jul-2009 14:06
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http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=576

talking about that? It's been around for a wee while now so perhaps you're talking about something different if the ad talked about launching soon...



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  # 233035 9-Jul-2009 14:17
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nope, something different. (at least, implied by the ad)



I got the impression that it was a service that you download, rather than via the schedule which (I think) this is.

 
 
 
 


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  # 233075 9-Jul-2009 15:09
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From what I have seen Sky seem intent on using the "On Demand" feature to push out lots more content. This is already available on the mysky's but only Pay per view movies. For instance they pushed out the all blacks tests. I think it is going to be an extension of this. If they do this I hope they give us a way to increase the storage available.




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  # 233095 9-Jul-2009 15:39
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They are just promoting the OnDemand service that has been on MySky HDI for months. It downloads the content over satellite, not Broadband.



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  # 233188 9-Jul-2009 19:30
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pjamieson: They are just promoting the OnDemand service that has been on MySky HDI for months. It downloads the content over satellite, not Broadband.


well, you leanr somethign new every day. I didn't even know that existed :D

How fast/slow is that download?

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  # 233191 9-Jul-2009 19:37
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Cyril might know. You never see it as it is pushed down behind the scenes. They just appear when the download is complete. The thing that grates me is 1/3 of the hard drive is taken up for On Demand (that was quoted somewhere when they released the original mysky) which is a lot of wasted space for something I don't use.




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  # 233401 10-Jul-2009 08:40
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hairy1: Cyril might know. You never see it as it is pushed down behind the scenes. They just appear when the download is complete. The thing that grates me is 1/3 of the hard drive is taken up for On Demand (that was quoted somewhere when they released the original mysky) which is a lot of wasted space for something I don't use.


can anyone tell me how long you typically have to wait between ordering a movie and it getting to your STB?
OR
 are they just constantly automatically downloading stuff behind the scenes so you actually have everything on your box at any one time and have to pay to 'unlock' it for 24h?

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  # 233406 10-Jul-2009 08:55
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Option 2. It is predownloaded and sits on the box for a set number of days before being deleted. If you have a look at the on demand menu it has a number of days left beside each title.




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  # 233466 10-Jul-2009 09:58
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Incidentally, this is why you can only record two programs at once - only 3 tuners are available for use by you, the fourth is reserved for on-demand content push (and presumably EPG downloads?)




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