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  Reply # 2198438 15-Mar-2019 10:13
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How does on demand viewing work?

 

 

 

For example, I won't be able to see the 6PM F1 Practice today live, but how long will I have to wait until it is available for viewing on demand? The only thing I can find on the Spark Sport website says something about "we'll get it up as quickly as possible".

 

 

 

Spark Sport people - how long do you anticipate for on demand content to be available from the conclusion of the live event? 1 hour? 3 hours? 24 hours?

 

 

 

That's one of the downsides of streaming sports, no ability to record and view whenever you like. At least that's what I gather...


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KDee:

 

How does on demand viewing work?

 

 

 

For example, I won't be able to see the 6PM F1 Practice today live, but how long will I have to wait until it is available for viewing on demand? The only thing I can find on the Spark Sport website says something about "we'll get it up as quickly as possible".

 

 

 

Spark Sport people - how long do you anticipate for on demand content to be available from the conclusion of the live event? 1 hour? 3 hours? 24 hours?

 

 

 

That's one of the downsides of streaming sports, no ability to record and view whenever you like. At least that's what I gather...

 

 

Not a downside here.... You can tune in to watch the live events at any point after the event has started... Even 1, 2, 30, 60 minutes, after, of 5 hours after....

 

The VOD content should be created immediately. I say should because that's what I experienced in the internal beta - I presume that's carrying over.

 

 

 

Cheers - N


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2198444 15-Mar-2019 10:19
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Talkiet:

 

 

 

Not a downside here.... You can tune in to watch the live events at any point after the event has started... Even 1, 2, 30, 60 minutes, after, of 5 hours after....

 

The VOD content should be created immediately. I say should because that's what I experienced in the internal beta - I presume that's carrying over.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

OK awesome, I was obviously confused about that but that sounds perfect.

 

Thanks so much to you and the other Spark Sport peeps for answering questions, really appreciate it.


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  Reply # 2198455 15-Mar-2019 10:31
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Zippity:

 

Will Chromecast work from my PC?

 

Could someone please point me in the direction of a Chromecast "How to"?

 

 

it's a google product, so fully covered by them

 

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/3228332?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en 

 

 

 

But as outlined here it will not be the best experience. Direct video out from a PC would be better if no other alternate app casting.


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  Reply # 2198456 15-Mar-2019 10:35
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Oblivian:

 

Zippity:

 

Will Chromecast work from my PC?

 

Could someone please point me in the direction of a Chromecast "How to"?

 

 

it's a google product, so fully covered by them

 

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/3228332?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en 

 

 

 

But as outlined here it will not be the best experience. Direct video out from a PC would be better if no other alternate app casting.

 

 

Also cover @zippity (since I saw your question in the F1 thread), that once the video has started on the chromecast, the mobile is not then necessary unless you want to change something with it.  Ie if your phone goes flat, the chromecast should continue.





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  Reply # 2198457 15-Mar-2019 10:35
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Oblivian:

 

Zippity:

 

Will Chromecast work from my PC?

 

Could someone please point me in the direction of a Chromecast "How to"?

 

 

it's a google product, so fully covered by them

 

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/3228332?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en 

 

 

 

But as outlined here it will not be the best experience. Direct video out from a PC would be better if no other alternate app casting.

 

 

@Zippity will have a phone even if he has no tablet. He mentioned flat battery, casting won't flatten the battery as the CC is playing the video not the phone, the phone just starts it, pauses it, stops it


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  Reply # 2198459 15-Mar-2019 10:40
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Thanks guys 😃


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  Reply # 2198517 15-Mar-2019 12:13
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Just signed up to get it ready for the F1 practice and have the app installed on my Android 9 phone.  I personally think you need more sub-categories below the main ones to make it easier to find stuff otherwise after a few months the whole thing will be cluttered with videos that maybe jumbled up... Haven't tried a stream yet but will do.

 

Can you also add the ability for us to tag favorites so that we can get notifications when things are going to start?  I'm not always glued to my phone/TV and having reminders would be good; appreciate its on-demand so not quite as important as linear TV but its always good to know that its starting and the stream is available.

 

 


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  Reply # 2198527 15-Mar-2019 12:28
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Originally I think Spark suggested RWC may be added to Lightbox. Does anyone know if this may still happen, or is that idea superseded by the sports app? I have a few older customers who would do well if this becomes part of Lightbox.




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  Reply # 2198542 15-Mar-2019 12:55
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"Spark Sport will be live later this week, but we appreciate this won’t give you much time to get set up. So, in addition to being able to watch all of the races on Spark Sport you’ll also be able to watch the practice sessions live on TVNZ OnDemand"

Having not used TVNZ Ondemand before - and incase Spark Sport streaming isnt quite there yet in way of performance - how will it work on TVNZ Ondemand? Will there be a pop up channel or something? Can't see anything there currently (via web browser / android app / smart tv app)?

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere.

EDIT: Found it under Sports category. Yay!

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  Reply # 2198548 15-Mar-2019 13:06
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Yep - you can watch on TVNZ Duke channel, either/both live and on demand.  That's my approach this weekend, will be waiting to see how Spark goes before signing up for one month free (i.e. delay that as long as possible).


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  Reply # 2198550 15-Mar-2019 13:13
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Note to all

 

The livestream at 1-30pm (and any others) are only showing under Home. Under Home is Whats On, which lists all the live streams that are scheduled.

 

I have suggested What's On is included under each sport as well, for its own sports


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  Reply # 2198554 15-Mar-2019 13:18
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Talkiet:

 

Roll on 1:30pm for the first (public) live test.

 

The response since beta launch has been relatively good here - despite a few people still finding any and all reason to be negative... It's not as bad as I saw in one FB group though which ended in what I thought was a funny fashion, with this snarky comment..

 

"I swear, spark could have sent coke and hookers to your house in between practise 1 and 2 and you'd complain about the purity."

 

Just for clarity, even as a promotional offer for new customers, we're sending neither coke nor hookers to anyone's house. Even if we were (and we're not!), the purity would likely be best efforts and not guaranteed.

 

Cheers - N

 



If its the FB Group I think you are talking about there is a bunch you will never keep happy... Also those people wouldnt realise how much needs to go in to this to make it work... Look at some of the work they do on their own stuff... Makes Lemons Racing look like f1..

As long as we get to see parts of FP1 I will be happy - At least most of us here understand its a first public test and there is bound to be some teething issues


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  Reply # 2198555 15-Mar-2019 13:21
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ResponseMediaNZ:

 

As long as we get to see parts of FP1 I will be happy - At least most of us here understand its a first public test and there is bound to be some teething issues

 

 

I was just up with the spark sport folk, they are all looking pretty ready!

 

 

 

should anything go wrong they are all ready to pounce on it.

 

Based on my personal experience so far, i'm fully expecting it to go without a hitch.

 

 

 

I'm already feeling sick about the quality on tvnz duke compared ;)





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  Reply # 2198557 15-Mar-2019 13:23
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hio77:

 

I'm already feeling sick about the quality on tvnz duke compared ;)

 

 

I have just live streamed Duke and there's Formula E on ... looks rubbish.  Waiting to see the F1 feed.  Are you saying SparkSport is way better?


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