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#115839 9-Apr-2013 00:53
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What on earth is going on over at TV3.

Several months back they finally got rid of their god awful, extreeeemely unreliable in-house developed player and replaced it with a mostly off the shelf player.
The improvements were immediate.
I have been enjoying it for the past few months until a few days ago when suddenly this reliable player was withdrawn and their old terribly unreliable player reinstated.
What are they thinking?

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  #795324 9-Apr-2013 02:49
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I read somewhere about people finding a way to download programming direct from their site? As a result of the "off the shelf" product?



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  #795325 9-Apr-2013 04:05
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myfullflavour: I read somewhere about people finding a way to download programming direct from their site? As a result of the "off the shelf" product?


I guess that is further confirmation of the incompetence of the people managing the ondemand product. Laughing

 
 
 
 


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  #795862 9-Apr-2013 21:43
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Unfortunately I've just uninstalled Adobe Flash from my machine (which I've been wanting to do for ages), but I guess it doesn't really matter because as you say the service is so bad that I had given up on it anyway.



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  #798655 13-Apr-2013 02:51
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as it turns out they reverted to the old player because advertisers were unhappy that the quality of the presentation of the advertising in the new player was not as good as that in the old player.

> Good player that works almost 100% of the time with slightly less quality advertising - rejected.

>Old player that can play the advertising without problem but has multiple issues with presenting the actual programming, cumbersome to use, unreliable, hit and miss on whether it will actually work - chosen

I guess it says a lot about where TV3 is at.
Keeping the advertisers happy is much more important than their viewers happiness.

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  #798656 13-Apr-2013 03:26

farcus: as it turns out they reverted to the old player because advertisers were unhappy that the quality of the presentation of the advertising in the new player was not as good as that in the old player.

> Good player that works almost 100% of the time with slightly less quality advertising - rejected.

>Old player that can play the advertising without problem but has multiple issues with presenting the actual programming, cumbersome to use, unreliable, hit and miss on whether it will actually work - chosen

I guess it says a lot about where TV3 is at.
Keeping the advertisers happy is much more important than their viewers happiness.


The player they started using again few days back won't play ads for me. When its time for an ad it goes black and won't do anything. I have to reload the page and fast forward to where I was to keep playing.. until the next ad then do it again.

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  #798814 13-Apr-2013 15:57
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farcus: I guess it says a lot about where TV3 is at.
Keeping the advertisers happy is much more important than their viewers happiness.


They're not keeping their advertisers happy if they're losing their audience.

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