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Topic # 9750 10-Oct-2006 18:29
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From an Orcon press release:

Orcon brings you live TV, via the Internet


Orcon Internet has teamed up with music channel Alt TV for a New Zealand first; television streamed over the internet, free, 24 hours a day.


The Alt TV online stream can be accessed by anyone in New Zealand for free, and users are able to choose the quality of the stream which best suits their connection speed. The highest quality stream is very similar to standard television reception.


The Alt TV online stream is being broadcast via the brand new Orcon website, which features some of New Zealand's best broadband content. Along with the Alt TV stream there are hundreds of movie trailers provided by digirama.co.nz, a streaming radio player with some of New Zealand's best independent radio stations, and up to date weather forecasts for New Zealand provided by Weather.com. 


"This is part of our long term vision to deliver outstanding broadband and broadband content to New Zealanders. Keep an eye on the Orcon site over the coming weeks and months, we have some pretty big plans in the works. Look out for things like a legal music download service with nearly 1,000,000 tracks, a comprehensive news portal and additional TV channels being added.  These are just a few of the things that currently in development" said Seeby Woodhouse, Orcon’s Chief Executive.


"At the end of this month we are launching full speed ADSL1 broadband offerings, and VDSL2 is on its way in 2007. With this extra speed, comes the ability to deliver a richer experience to our customers, which is why we are investing heavily in new media, including IPTV, Mobile Media and more interactive websites" continued Woodhouse.


The redeveloped Orcon site has two new sections. The 'entertain me' section offers users streaming content including the Alt TV stream, and the 'inform me' section features news headlines from the New Zealand Herald, as well as an interactive weather map.  These sections will be expanded on heavily in the next few weeks.


"The new sections of the site represent some of the best things that the internet provides; up to the minute news and information, and great entertainment. We are committed to continuing to improve the site and add more functionality and content as we go" concluded Woodhouse.


Orcon has sustained a high level of growth over the past 4 years to become New Zealand's 4th biggest ISP, and the largest ISP that is 100% New Zealand owned and operated  Orcon recently won the TUANZ ISP of the Year award for 2006.





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  Reply # 48237 10-Oct-2006 19:00
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One question: Did Telecom end up removing their WIX and APE peering links?

Oh, and awesome decision providing VLC steams for the TV service. Thats the best decision any media company has made in a long time, who would've thought it would be a NZ ISP.

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Reply # 48240 10-Oct-2006 19:14
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What a busy week.

Wondered why they didnt tell there own customers?

Tried to check it out and no go!

Windows Media Player 9 or greater running on Microsoft Windows is required to view this trailer. You may need to update your version of Windows Media Player. Macintosh and Linux are not currently supported.


Running Media Player 11 beta 2

Tried the TV and on Media player you get that you do not have the supported codec!

The VLC streams open and play in Media player? very poor quality

Sorry a very poorly tested service.

Oh well nice try back to utorrent




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  Reply # 48242 10-Oct-2006 19:27
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Where is the 4Mbps TV quality stream for those of us who have real broadband?




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Reply # 48243 10-Oct-2006 19:34
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I am running Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2, and it took less than 5 seconds to start streaming. You also have the option of using VLC.

Playing the 700Kbps stream on full screen here and it's really good.





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  Reply # 48245 10-Oct-2006 19:43
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Strange tried IE7 and plays in Media player does not Firefox 2

Shows Media Player 2 plays better with IE7 -




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  Reply # 48257 10-Oct-2006 20:36

Works sweet in Linux :-)




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  Reply # 50560 31-Oct-2006 22:59
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Any chance of me viewing this on Mac OS X? Why isn't this non-proprietary? (MPEG4 or something?)

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  Reply # 50584 1-Nov-2006 10:00
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It looks like Orcon took down the TV site. Unconfirmed, but I heard that after this story went up on Computerworld, some 55,000 people tried to check out the TV clips and that was kind of it then. Whoopsie. :)




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  Reply # 51105 5-Nov-2006 13:45
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Yea just went to the website came up with a Currently Unavaliable please check back soon message.

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