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  Reply # 815881 11-May-2013 19:08
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They would still need somewhere to broadcast the carousel which holds the app data..regardless of it being an Internet channel.

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  Reply # 816019 11-May-2013 23:59
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Does every Freeview certified TV have ethernet? I never noticed an ethernet port on our little 22" Samsung which from memory might be B450 something.

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  Reply # 816058 12-May-2013 07:48
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grolschie: Does every Freeview certified TV have ethernet? I never noticed an ethernet port on our little 22" Samsung which from memory might be B450 something.


No. I may be completely wrong on the app/Internet thing.. It just seems odd that you willl ONLY be able to view it on a MHEG5 capable receiver.

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  Reply # 816059 12-May-2013 07:57
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According to Stuff this morning they will be using banner type advertising similar to web sites, that will be very irritating. I can't really see me watching this. It all smacks of amateurism.




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  Reply # 816061 12-May-2013 08:08
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Aha. It's all about the advertising...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/8661666/Sommet-turns-sports-feed-back-on-for-Kiwis

Internet style banner ads I guess...

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  Reply # 816093 12-May-2013 09:55
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ZollyMonsta:
grolschie: Does every Freeview certified TV have ethernet? I never noticed an ethernet port on our little 22" Samsung which from memory might be B450 something.


No. I may be completely wrong on the app/Internet thing.. It just seems odd that you willl ONLY be able to view it on a MHEG5 capable receiver.


Is that how the ads will be broadcast over the content, via MHEG5 hence the requirement for a Freeview certified TV/setop box?

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  Reply # 816096 12-May-2013 10:05
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ZollyMonsta:
grolschie: Does every Freeview certified TV have ethernet? I never noticed an ethernet port on our little 22" Samsung which from memory might be B450 something.


No. I may be completely wrong on the app/Internet thing.. It just seems odd that you willl ONLY be able to view it on a MHEG5 capable receiver.


Is that how the ads will be broadcast over the content, via MHEG5 hence the requirement for a Freeview certified TV/setop box?


Guess that will rules my TiVo out and my TV doesn't have a digital tuner only analog.. 




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  Reply # 816101 12-May-2013 10:28
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Sommet Sports said on FB that the MHEG5 requirement is not for showing adverts.

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  Reply # 816192 12-May-2013 14:04
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Ok. I guess no one will know why until they launch. :) Weird.

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  Reply # 820093 15-May-2013 14:27
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Sommet have just announced on their Facebook page that they will be transmitting in JDA areas.

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  Reply # 820105 15-May-2013 14:33
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KiwiNZ: According to Stuff this morning they will be using banner type advertising similar to web sites, that will be very irritating. I can't really see me watching this. It all smacks of amateurism.


It depends.  If it is banner advertising INSTEAD of ad breaks,  then I can see why that will work better for live sports. 
I've lost count of the times I've been frustrated by adverts interrupting a cricketmatch or F1 race on normal free to air TV and then missing out on a critical event.  Would much rather have banner ads and see the whole game/race etc 

Besides which, TVs are massive now. if they take a couple of inches of real estate I will still have massive picture :P

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  Reply # 820191 15-May-2013 16:42
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Nothing on Kordia yet.

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1400 Maori Television
1401 Parliament
1402 Trackside
1403 ChineseTV
1404 PRIME
1405 TV33
1407 ChoiceTV
1413 TV9
1414 Firstlight
1450 MHEG IC Test Channel
2000 Radio NZ National
2001 Radio NZ Concert
2002 BaseFM

Not quite sure what MHEG IC Test Channel is though.

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ZollyMonsta: Nothing on Kordia yet.

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1400 Maori Television
1401 Parliament
1402 Trackside
1403 ChineseTV
1404 PRIME
1405 TV33
1407 ChoiceTV
1413 TV9
1414 Firstlight
1450 MHEG IC Test Channel
2000 Radio NZ National
2001 Radio NZ Concert
2002 BaseFM

Not quite sure what MHEG IC Test Channel is though.


MHEG IC test channel is 600 - it used to have a menu that came up with some short clips.
It seemed like a hybrid that the menu page was freeview and the content streamed over the internet.

They seemed to remove the main screen and content late last year ....




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  Reply # 820478 16-May-2013 09:49
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Testing has begun from Sugarloaf. Scanned and found Sommet Sports on our AH3110 receiver (which doesn't support MHEG5). 720x576, but black screen and no sound so far. Will check again later.

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