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Topic # 223571 6-Oct-2017 13:00
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I am finally getting rid of Sky because it costs me too much IMO. 

 

So I set up freeview plus on both of my TV's.  One Sony FHD and the other Panasonic UHD 4K. I soon figured out that if you go to the left on the freeview plus guide you can select catchup shows from the menu and they will launch within one of the respective apps (TVNZ, Three, or Maori OD app). 

 

The problem is with the TVNZ OD app.  It does not select the show or episode that I selected on the freeview plus guide.  It just launches the home page and stays there. The three and Maori TV apps both bring up the correct episode selected as expected.

 

The same thing is happening on both TV's with the TVNZ OD app so I expect the problem is with the app itself.

 

 





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  Reply # 1898107 9-Nov-2017 10:17
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It's a known bug.

 

 

TVNZ OnDemand shows selected goes to TVNZ OnDemand homepage

 

When selecting a TVNZ OnDemand title within the Freeview On Demand application, the TVNZ OnDemand app fails to load the page for the selected title (the homepage loads instead).  This has been escalated to the application developers at Freeview and TVNZ, more updates to follow. [logged 04/09/2017]

 


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  Reply # 1898138 9-Nov-2017 10:46
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I've given up on FreeviewPlus, and will revisit when they launch Freeview OnDemand next year.  For now I chromecast from the TVNZ app


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  Reply # 1898142 9-Nov-2017 10:51
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Freeview Plus was always an ugly kludge to combine existing OD services into the freeview model,

 

As other have said, the best solution is probably to wait until Freeview OD is rebuilt from the ground up,


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  Reply # 1898688 10-Nov-2017 09:59
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A brand new Freeview Ondemand selection and UI will be worth the wait, which isn't too far now. 




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  Reply # 1898928 10-Nov-2017 14:26
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joshhill96:

 

A brand new Freeview Ondemand selection and UI will be worth the wait, which isn't too far now. 

 

 

Hi Josh,

 

Are you able to expand on this at all? What is changing, when it will be available, what devices will it be rolled out to?

 

 





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  Reply # 1898930 10-Nov-2017 14:28
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We have just dumped Sky as well. I have turned Freeview Plus on our Sets and devices as I find troublesome with little benefit. 





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  Reply # 1898931 10-Nov-2017 14:29
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It will be interesting when new products/services launch for the UFB service providers.





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  Reply # 1898943 10-Nov-2017 14:47
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kharris:

 

joshhill96:

 

A brand new Freeview Ondemand selection and UI will be worth the wait, which isn't too far now. 

 

 

Hi Josh,

 

Are you able to expand on this at all? What is changing, when it will be available, what devices will it be rolled out to?

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the press release, you no longer have to select a show and be redirected to the indvidual broadcaster app, or have shows categorised by broadcaster, you start watching the show from a  single video player from the get go. It's stripping the divide of broadcasters so that content is brought to you in an easier format. 

 

Over summer is the ETA. and be available to all Smart TV's with FreeviewPlus from 2015 onwards and set top boxes. 

 

freeview-takes-sky-all-out-brawl-kiwi-viewers

 

 





 

 

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  Reply # 1899035 10-Nov-2017 19:21
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Great another 20 forum pages of Dish issues , would rather see Freeview work better with Samsung or panosonic . I am loving the Apple apps on tvnz and tv3 given up on Freeview plus

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  Reply # 1899053 10-Nov-2017 20:20
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Stu1: Great another 20 forum pages of Dish issues , would rather see Freeview work better with Samsung or panosonic . I am loving the Apple apps on tvnz and tv3 given up on Freeview plus

 

 

 

Somewhere close to here it was stated Panasonic are releasing a new one in December...3 tuners etc...


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  Reply # 1899063 10-Nov-2017 20:53
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Pumpedd:

Stu1: Great another 20 forum pages of Dish issues , would rather see Freeview work better with Samsung or panosonic . I am loving the Apple apps on tvnz and tv3 given up on Freeview plus


 


Somewhere close to here it was stated Panasonic are releasing a new one in December...3 tuners etc...



Cool thank you, might check that out




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  Reply # 1899092 10-Nov-2017 22:47
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joshhill96:

kharris:


joshhill96:


A brand new Freeview Ondemand selection and UI will be worth the wait, which isn't too far now. 



Hi Josh,


Are you able to expand on this at all? What is changing, when it will be available, what devices will it be rolled out to?


 



 


From the press release, you no longer have to select a show and be redirected to the indvidual broadcaster app, or have shows categorised by broadcaster, you start watching the show from a  single video player from the get go. It's stripping the divide of broadcasters so that content is brought to you in an easier format. 


Over summer is the ETA. and be available to all Smart TV's with FreeviewPlus from 2015 onwards and set top boxes. 


freeview-takes-sky-all-out-brawl-kiwi-viewers


 


Cool. Thanks Josh. Going to one player is a great idea. I just wonder what will happen with the individual apps given all the work TVNZ has just done on Apple TV.




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  Reply # 1900191 13-Nov-2017 13:05
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Hey Guys 

 

If you want a listen, Mediawatch on RNZ interviewed Freeview General Manager Jason Foden. Gives a good insight to the changes of Freeview OnDemand.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/2018619332/broadcasters-tuning-out-of-television 

 

 

 

Really good for those wanting more info :) 


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  Reply # 1900192 13-Nov-2017 13:05
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Hey Guys 

 

If you want a listen, Mediawatch on RNZ interviewed Freeview General Manager Jason Foden. Gives a good insight to the changes of Freeview OnDemand.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/2018619332/broadcasters-tuning-out-of-television 

 

 

 

Really good for those wanting more info :) 


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  Reply # 1900201 13-Nov-2017 13:07
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Stu1: Great another 20 forum pages of Dish issues , would rather see Freeview work better with Samsung or panosonic . I am loving the Apple apps on tvnz and tv3 given up on Freeview plus

 

 

 

I'm, looking at an Apple TV at the moment, as i am surrounded by Apple Devices and have used Chromecast but not for me. 


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