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  Reply # 805036 24-Apr-2013 15:53
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foamfollower: "Our channel will only work with Freeview Approved Terrestrial Product (it requires MHEG5)." Not so good for the Tivo!


At a guess I would say also a 'internet connected tv'. It seems it may be a internet delivered channel using a mheg5 video app.. just at a guess.

Watching Sports.. consuming peanuts (and your internet bandwidth) :)

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  Reply # 805067 24-Apr-2013 16:58
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foamfollower: "Our channel will only work with Freeview Approved Terrestrial Product (it requires MHEG5)." Not so good for the Tivo!


I am more concerned with part that said "..on the Kordia terrestrial Freeview platform."

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  Reply # 805086 24-Apr-2013 18:38
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mrbbi: Their website is now active http://www.sommetsports.co.nz/


The video they have there looks promising content wise... I don't have my hopes up though

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  Reply # 805088 24-Apr-2013 18:47
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berrys:
mrbbi: Their website is now active http://www.sommetsports.co.nz/


The video they have there looks promising content wise... I don't have my hopes up though


false advertising if you ask me. 98% of that sport in the video sky have the rights to.

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  Reply # 805090 24-Apr-2013 18:56
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DarkCypher:
berrys:
mrbbi: Their website is now active http://www.sommetsports.co.nz/


The video they have there looks promising content wise... I don't have my hopes up though


false advertising if you ask me. 98% of that sport in the video sky have the rights to.


Yeah, I wonder they would say about it.

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  Reply # 805095 24-Apr-2013 19:06
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DarkCypher:
berrys:
mrbbi: Their website is now active http://www.sommetsports.co.nz/


The video they have there looks promising content wise... I don't have my hopes up though


false advertising if you ask me. 98% of that sport in the video sky have the rights to.


Doesn't mean they have it exclusively necessarily. E.g. Sky do not show every single epl game, so the rights for the other games might be available. Afl featured very heavily too, which we know sommet has rights for. A lot of the other sports were x games type things, surfing, skiing, which are probably available pretty cheap.

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  Reply # 805096 24-Apr-2013 19:12
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foamfollower: "Our channel will only work with Freeview Approved Terrestrial Product (it requires MHEG5)." Not so good for the Tivo!


What does this mean for those who use a tv tuner card in an htpc?

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  Reply # 805134 24-Apr-2013 20:43
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jfanning:
foamfollower: "Our channel will only work with Freeview Approved Terrestrial Product (it requires MHEG5)." Not so good for the Tivo!


I am more concerned with part that said "..on the Kordia terrestrial Freeview platform."


That just means they're going to be on Kordia's mux.

Confirmed tonight on their Facebook page - when asked what multiplex they'll be on, they replied "We are the lucky last on Kordia".

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  Reply # 805136 24-Apr-2013 20:44
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What does that mean for those with MHEG-4 recorders like the Panasonic? Surely we'll still be able to record this new channel on it,

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  Reply # 805448 25-Apr-2013 14:04
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If it's the last Kordia spot available, does that mean no more room for channels on freeview, or is Kordia only one of many providers of channels? Excuse my ignorance, maybe this is basic knowledge to some here.

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RustyViewer: If it's the last Kordia spot available, does that mean no more room for channels on freeview, or is Kordia only one of many providers of channels? Excuse my ignorance, maybe this is basic knowledge to some here.


Guess we have to hope that the new Optus Satellite coming is parked at 160E and Kordia gets a Transponder or 2 on it

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  Reply # 805451 25-Apr-2013 14:13
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RustyViewer: What does that mean for those with MHEG-4 recorders like the Panasonic? Surely we'll still be able to record this new channel on it,
mheg5 is the electronic program guide (epg). If the panasonic is a freeview unit with freeview epg you will be fine.  If a unit is a non approved and doesnt have the freeview epg then no it wont work




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  Reply # 805866 26-Apr-2013 11:52
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Anyone know what picture quality they are going to broadcast in? If it is going to be SD then what is the point!

They also say that it will be funded by advertorial content. If they broadcast non live sport will the advertisers be happy with most people fast forwording through their adverts?

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  Reply # 805892 26-Apr-2013 13:14
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Over on Facebook, Sommet say "SD at this stage, there is no more room to do HD until there is a new MUX." And they add "Nearly all the sporting content is HD."

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  Reply # 805897 26-Apr-2013 13:30
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Jas777: Anyone know what picture quality they are going to broadcast in? If it is going to be SD then what is the point!

because it is better than not seeing it all!


They also say that it will be funded by advertorial content. If they broadcast non live sport will the advertisers be happy with most people fast forwording through their adverts?

a) a lot of people don't fast forward through ads, even on stuff that is recorded
b) you cant fast forward ads on live TV anyway, and most sports is watched live so no fast forwarding.

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