Im in a area of auckland that doesnt get uhf well and vodafone TV would be nice to have!
Apsattv: Can't it be done as regular streams
sbiddle:Apsattv: Can't it be done as regular streams
That really depends what your definition of "can it be done as a regular stream is".
If we're talking about a single channel, yes it could. But we're talking about 100+ channels covering 800Mbps of traffic here, so the answer to your question is no. There would be no guaranteed QoS and exceptionally inefficient delivery with no multicast.
I'm not sure what point their would be sending out people a STB that could only pick up a limited number of FTA channels.
Deploying any large scale service without multicast is also doomed from the start and multicast isn't currently available with the wholesale VDSL2 offering.