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Topic # 130983 4-Oct-2013 11:29
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first question - Is this only available to Vodafone Broadband customers ?


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  Reply # 907797 4-Oct-2013 11:39
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  Reply # 907802 4-Oct-2013 11:48
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Interesting.

I wonder what gear they are using in home?

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  Reply # 907815 4-Oct-2013 11:52
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Are we just talking media shifting what is already provided via a T-Box or is there new content channels that are only available via UFB?





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  Reply # 907821 4-Oct-2013 12:03
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I mentioned about it in this thread, with information from NBR. Multicast streaming. Freeview or sky + Freeview. Looks like data used for this doesn't come out of your allocated bandwidth (so 30 / 100Mb/s +multicast data). Some sky SD channels could have less compression than Sky satellite versions (so they have their own source and are doing their own encoding of the signal).

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  Reply # 907855 4-Oct-2013 13:05
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bongojona: first question - Is this only available to Vodafone Broadband customers ?



well it sounds like it is just Sky or Freeview content,  so the answer is yes.  Just sign up to Sky or watch freeview and you will see the same stuff.

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  Reply # 907857 4-Oct-2013 13:08
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My first thought when I read the TV bit was this gets around the need to expand the cable tv network nicely
Is it the same T-Box being used on the Cable Network or something different?

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  Reply # 907875 4-Oct-2013 13:43
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well, nice to see the NZHerald once again get stuff dead wrong

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11134804


"Vodafone has a commercial relationship with Sky TV which manages content for the new venture.

Two packages with unlimited broadband will allow users with access to Ultra Fast Broadband to access Sky or Freeview and to access at least 20 pay per view movies at a time.

It can also be linked with home phone services."


ummm, no, the packages will not have unlimited broadband. the Tv part will be unmetered, but everything else won't be.

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  Reply # 907876 4-Oct-2013 13:45
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Question for VF: given this UFB service won't technically be a sky service (even though the content is Sky) whereas the current Sky/VF is still Sky for everything, will VF UFB TV customers get access to iSky?

If not, will there be an equivalent catch up type service you are building with similar (or better) functionality?

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  Reply # 907881 4-Oct-2013 13:57
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dolsen:  Some sky SD channels could have less compression than Sky satellite versions (so they have their own source and are doing their own encoding of the signal).


Really???!!!
So you'll be paying to watch what will basically look like a blurry mess on screen, since the SD channels on the satellite are terrible already, anything less must be totally unwatchable.

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  Reply # 907883 4-Oct-2013 13:59
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CYaBro:
dolsen:  Some sky SD channels could have less compression than Sky satellite versions (so they have their own source and are doing their own encoding of the signal).


Really???!!!
So you'll be paying to watch what will basically look like a blurry mess on screen, since the SD channels on the satellite are terrible already, anything less must be totally unwatchable.


Less compression = better quality

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  Reply # 907885 4-Oct-2013 13:59
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CYaBro:
dolsen:  Some sky SD channels could have less compression than Sky satellite versions (so they have their own source and are doing their own encoding of the signal).


Really???!!!
So you'll be paying to watch what will basically look like a blurry mess on screen, since the SD channels on the satellite are terrible already, anything less must be totally unwatchable.


less compression means the quality will be higher.   The opposite of what you think.

It will still be SD of course, but not as crummy as current Sky SD, which is very crummy

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  Reply # 907907 4-Oct-2013 14:41
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I've wondered how long it would be before an ISP did something like this. I'm behind a hill so can't get DVB-T reliably, but will be in UFB coverage next year. Things are looking up :)

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  Reply # 907973 4-Oct-2013 16:02
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NonprayingMantis:

less compression means the quality will be higher.   The opposite of what you think.

It will still be SD of course, but not as crummy as current Sky SD, which is very crummy


VF say "Unlike satellite pay TV, all Vodafone TV channels will be high definition. "

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