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Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 20:29
Replies: 36
Views: 4,439
Posted By wakey
They already have the basic app though from the...

They already have the basic app though from the US. Yes changes would need made but mainly on the data calls to account for slightly different ways of storing the data as the interface elements would...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 17:40
Replies: 36
Views: 4,439
Posted By wakey
http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/05/09/bskyb-nabs-...

http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/05/09/bskyb-nabs-a-1-9m-stake-in-roku-taking-its-total-investment-in-the-tv-streaming-service-to-11-9m/

And that's without NewsCorp investment during the funding...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 17:29
Replies: 36
Views: 4,439
Posted By wakey
It wasn't specifically to block Amazon. It was to...

It wasn't specifically to block Amazon. It was to buy a significant shareholding in the company which obviously gives them some say in company decisions. And Newcorp is an even bigger shareholder in...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 17:11
Replies: 36
Views: 4,439
Posted By wakey
Its a bit different about saying 'Sky invested...

Its a bit different about saying 'Sky invested $12million in us and their major shareholder NewsCorp much more than that and we have partnered successfully on Sky's NowTV box' and being open about...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 16:24
Replies: 36
Views: 4,439
Posted By wakey
The agreement to give the $12million. And SkyGo...

The agreement to give the $12million.

And SkyGo won't be on because where does that make business sense for Sky. They don't want you watching Sky on a second TV via Sky Go because that eats into...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 16:14
Replies: 36
Views: 4,439
Posted By wakey
Netflix was grandfathered in. They were a service...

Netflix was grandfathered in. They were a service on the box (and the main driving force early on for Roku) before Sky invested $12mill in Roku and before NewsCorp invested much more. While its not...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 15:41
Replies: 36
Views: 4,439
Posted By wakey
STV is a strange case, while they are effectively...

STV is a strange case, while they are effectively just a rebadged ITV they aren't actually part of ITV. ITV (and C4ís) policy over the last couple of years has been to sell exclusive rights on a...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 15:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By wakey
Have you actually tried watching any BBC drama's...

Have you actually tried watching any BBC drama's over the last 10 years? We have had shows like
- Life on Mars
- Jekyll
- Ashes to Ashes
- Lark Rise and Candleford
- Cranford
- Being Human
- Luther...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 14:38
Replies: 151
Views: 6,268
Posted By wakey
Only those with a prejudice already would...

Only those with a prejudice already would struggle to praise much of the BBC's output. It may not appeal to you specifically but that doesn't mean its poor and that you can appreciate the quality....
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 14:28
Replies: 151
Views: 6,268
Posted By wakey
We have to pay for a lot of things which we have...

We have to pay for a lot of things which we have no choice about or desire to use. We don't get a choice about funding such as libraries, schools, hospitals, transport, public swimming pools, police,...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 12:57
Replies: 151
Views: 6,268
Posted By wakey
Using your 24 and Spooks comparison I'm not sure...

Using your 24 and Spooks comparison I'm not sure it was often done like that on Spooks to save money but more for artistic reasons. Just look at some of the explosions in 24:LAD for example with...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 16:20
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By wakey
I wouldn't say every other country. There are...

I wouldn't say every other country. There are some that do it via general tax action but there's also plenty more that still have a specific licence.

And the reason why its not part of tax will be...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 15:38
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By wakey
Production values maybe because they have bigger...

Production values maybe because they have bigger budgets but writing is highly debatable. Most British dramas are much better written than US Network TV and the BBC drama's often don't pander to the...
Forum: Big Brother 09-09-2014, 14:45
Replies: 30
Views: 1,191
Posted By wakey
While it was Gary who started it I don't think...

While it was Gary who started it I don't think his is done in rudeness like the rest of them accuse him to do or are also now doing.

As someone else mentioned on here Gary did try and explain how...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 14:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By wakey
I never can understand people like this who are...

I never can understand people like this who are always complaining about the indents, logos etc. Who cares about these, they are insignificant really but cost a fortune to redo. Its one thing if your...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 12:02
Replies: 151
Views: 6,268
Posted By wakey
And even if they did have the system of only...

And even if they did have the system of only paying for what they want on Sky then all the prices would be significantly higher as the bundled method allows for all the channels to subsidise each...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 11:35
Replies: 151
Views: 6,268
Posted By wakey
Talk about ignorant. Even with their higher...

Talk about ignorant. Even with their higher budgets how many of the network TV's scripted content really reach the production values and quality of the BBC's especially when it comes to drama....
Forum: Netflix 06-09-2014, 19:22
Replies: 7
Views: 4,593
Posted By wakey
Its perfectly possible as there isn't the same...

Its perfectly possible as there isn't the same locked down standards when it comes it defining HD and SD in streaming. It can be streaming in a a 1080p container but only be pulling a bit rate that...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 06-09-2014, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,313
Posted By wakey
Problem is while you get all catchup services you...

Problem is while you get all catchup services you get a box that's underpowered and past the end of its life, can only do 720p and can't do Netflix. The Roku LT which NowTV is just a rebadged version...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 05-09-2014, 12:31
Replies: 9
Views: 2,313
Posted By wakey
At £49 its worth a punt. If its not suitable for...

At £49 its worth a punt. If its not suitable for your needs you can probally sell it on for more than you paid (but still undercutting buying it new from Amazon)
Forum: Freeview 22-08-2014, 11:08
Replies: 206
Views: 26,100
Posted By wakey
I never understand the hate that QVC gets....

I never understand the hate that QVC gets. Atleast as a channel they seem to take pride in their broadcast, more so than some of the entertainment channels tbh. If I was running QVC I would also be...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-07-2014, 20:15
Replies: 157
Views: 8,660
Posted By wakey
The reason is simply because Wimbledon demand it....

The reason is simply because Wimbledon demand it. They could make much more for the rights from the likes of Sky (Only the finals are on the protected list) but they take the lesser amount from the...
Forum: Broadcasting 26-06-2014, 12:39
Replies: 203
Views: 9,370
Posted By wakey
Orange is the Nee Black is only the biggest...

Orange is the Nee Black is only the biggest NETFLIX commission. That could actually mean nothing. For all we know it it could be the 150th most watched show on Netflix which in the grand scheme of...
Forum: 2014 FIFA World Cup 26-06-2014, 12:08
Replies: 61
Views: 2,678
Posted By wakey
The problem with video replays is they can only...

The problem with video replays is they can only be used to correct decisions when the ball goes immediately dead. There's as many incorrect decisions where the ball doesn't go dead. Imagine the...
Forum: Broadcasting 26-06-2014, 11:28
Replies: 203
Views: 9,370
Posted By wakey
No-one said 2 And A Half Men isn't popular. Or...

No-one said 2 And A Half Men isn't popular. Or that it doesn't even have some laughs in it. But that doesn't mean its good TV, its as generic as it comes and its largely a case of throwing enough...
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