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Old 15-04-2012, 20:14
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Any idea if YouView is still due out later this year and how you will get it.

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Old 15-04-2012, 20:50
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Any idea if YouView is still due out later this year and how you will get it.

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Well, Darren, the latest information that I am aware of is that Youview is currently being trial tested in viewers' homes which means that it's at a relatively advanced stage of development and l've provided a link below.

However, reading between the lines of that article, it seems like an autumn launch is the earliest practical time. Indeed, l'd rather that they get things right and iron out as many bugs as possible before launching.

My best guess is that they'd certainly want Youview-compatible equipment in the shops ready in time for the Christmas buying spree. I'd very much welcome Youview because it has the potential to offer extra viewing choice to Freeview and Freesat households.

YouView chief executive Richard Halton has revealed the forthcoming free-to-air broadband-connected TV platform is currently in the final user testing phase. Formerly known as Project Canvas, the service has been struck by a series of delays and some analysts fear that it may not hit the market until after the Olympic Games - the year's biggest sporting event, with an expected audience of millions.
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/youview-...ase-801339572/
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Old 15-04-2012, 21:12
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Well, Darren, the latest information that I am aware of is that Youview is currently being trial tested in viewers' homes which means that it's at a relatively advanced stage of development and l've provided a link below.

However, reading between the lines of that article, it seems like an autumn launch is the earliest practical time. Indeed, l'd rather that they get things right and iron out as many bugs as possible before launching.

My best guess is that they'd certainly want Youview-compatible equipment in the shops ready in time for the Christmas buying spree. I'd very much welcome Youview because it has the potential to offer extra viewing choice to Freeview and Freesat households.

YouView chief executive Richard Halton has revealed the forthcoming free-to-air broadband-connected TV platform is currently in the final user testing phase. Formerly known as Project Canvas, the service has been struck by a series of delays and some analysts fear that it may not hit the market until after the Olympic Games - the year's biggest sporting event, with an expected audience of millions.
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/youview-...ase-801339572/
Thanks for the info and the link.
I have been tempted to get BTVisions basic package but it dont come with Freeview HD. Thats why I have held off getting BTVision. I look forward to seeing what YouView has to offer and prices before I get it. Im not looking to get any sport as although I do watch sport I dont watch enough sport to be paying for it.

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Old 16-04-2012, 00:59
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Seems to be dragging on and on for sure.
How long between it being "available" and a decent range of hardware being available is a different matter....
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Old 16-04-2012, 09:00
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so much for it being out for the Olympics so people can change views and watch what ever event they like.
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Old 16-04-2012, 10:14
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so much for it being out for the Olympics so people can change views and watch what ever event they like.
There is no evidence that it won't be ready for the Olympics - the opening ceremony is still over three months away.
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Old 17-04-2012, 14:56
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http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2012/...-on-epg-plans/
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Old 17-04-2012, 15:49
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You can see the Financial Times Article Here http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6bca36c8-7...#axzz1sJE41qEl
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Old 17-04-2012, 16:53
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Looks like Youview could become the DAB for the modern age even before it has launched:-

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04...btv_in_europe/
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Old 17-04-2012, 17:14
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I looking to get it when it comes out but will see whats it has to offter and price first before getting it.

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Old 17-04-2012, 18:16
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Ashjif - this article is a repeat of the original article in this topic, it adds no additional information.
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Old 17-04-2012, 23:04
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Ashjif - this article is a repeat of the original article in this topic, it adds no additional information.
It's different, YouView has made some small changes. the new details were only published on 16/04/2012, one day after the original post so it can't be the same if it hadn't been published then.

See here http://www.youview.com/industry/wp-c...age=1&zoom=100
Which is from the link provided in the link I provided.
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Old 21-04-2012, 02:49
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There is no evidence that it won't be ready for the Olympics - the opening ceremony is still over three months away.
Roger Mosey too seems to think (on 3rd April) that Youview are likely to be ready for the Olympics:
17. At 13:54 3rd Apr 2012, Roger Mosey - BBC Director, London 2012 wrote:

@Robinho02 in #14: our hope is that YouView will offer all 24 streams.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rogermose...rt_of_our.html
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Old 21-04-2012, 08:52
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I will wait till its been out a few weeks before I think about getting the service. Just so I can see what one or two others that get it think about it first.

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Old 21-04-2012, 17:10
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Roger Mosey too seems to think (on 3rd April) that Youview are likely to be ready for the Olympics:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rogermose...rt_of_our.html
That's interesting news, d'@ve, and thanks for posting it. I would be surprised if Youview was up and running by the time of the Olympics but at least viewers could access the extra online channels via PCs and internet-enabled TVs.
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Old 21-04-2012, 17:15
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It may launch by then but it won't have much market penetration apart from the fanatic early adopters willing to risk meddling with their set up just as the Olympics kick off.
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Old 22-04-2012, 12:58
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It may launch by then but it won't have much market penetration apart from the fanatic early adopters willing to risk meddling with their set up just as the Olympics kick off.
That is the problem and I still think they left it too late, the majority of people who want Freeview HD will either have a TV with it built in or already gone for a HD Freeview+ box.

A lot of people who want HD are either going for Freesat or Sky.
Maybe in a few years You View may get going, but I think it will take a lot of loses until then, apart from BT and Talk Talk giving the boxes away to their customers and i bet they will be locked to make sure they don't work on other networks.
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Old 22-04-2012, 18:05
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Blooming heck, I agree with you Noise, in hindsight I think they will miss the boat on this one, it may well be launched prior to the games but the service won't be taken up as much as it could have been; not to say of course that it won't in the future.
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Old 25-04-2012, 17:36
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Last October YouView made its entire marketing and communications redundant. It has now hired Conway who will report to Richard Halton, chief executive.

Conway was previously brand marketing director at price comparison company Kelkoo.

YouView's initial launch was scheduled for the summer of 2011 but has been delayed by technical difficulties. It is understood it will now launch in autumn.
A YouView spokesman said the joint venture has been "deliberately very quiet for the last few months" in order to concentrate on the launch and reveals that in the coming months an alpha trial will be rolled out to hundreds of people before a beta trial involving thousands of users
http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/n...autumn-launch/
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Old 25-04-2012, 19:17
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Bl**dy hell, I was holding off buying a PVR in anticipation for May, am not waiting until Autumn.

Can see it never coming out!
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Old 25-04-2012, 19:26
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It was suppose to come out in June 2012 it now looks like it will be out in June 2013, no surprises there then
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Old 26-04-2012, 11:50
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It's different, YouView has made some small changes. the new details were only published on 16/04/2012, one day after the original post so it can't be the same if it hadn't been published then.

See here http://www.youview.com/industry/wp-c...age=1&zoom=100
Which is from the link provided in the link I provided.
For what it's worth, the YouView document was published a month earlier on 16 March not 16 April.
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Old 26-04-2012, 11:59
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It was suppose to come out in June 2012 it now looks like it will be out in June 2013, no surprises there then
The article from Marketing Magazine is not talking about June 2013 as a launch date. However, there are three parts to YouView so some may only launch then:
* YouView Smart TVs - no launch info known
* YouView Freeview receivers - no lauch info known
* YouView Freeview receiver-recorders - trialling at the moment, YouView Twitter (17/04) says trials to be widened soon but does not advise if pre-Olympics launch deadline is on target or will be missed so suspect the latter, Marketing Magazine indicates Autmn 2012.
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Old 26-04-2012, 17:13
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The article from Marketing Magazine is not talking about June 2013 as a launch date. However, there are three parts to YouView so some may only launch then:
* YouView Smart TVs - no launch info known
* YouView Freeview receivers - no lauch info known
* YouView Freeview receiver-recorders - trialling at the moment, YouView Twitter (17/04) says trials to be widened soon but does not advise if pre-Olympics launch deadline is on target or will be missed so suspect the latter, Marketing Magazine indicates Autmn 2012.
You are wrong, I read on the Internet that they are NOT MAKING ANY YOUVIEW TVs, I cannot remember where I read it though, just STBs/Recorders,
when they interviewed someone from Youview
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Old 26-04-2012, 23:32
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You are wrong, I read on the Internet that they are NOT MAKING ANY YOUVIEW TVs, I cannot remember where I read it though, just STBs/Recorders,
when they interviewed someone from Youview
Wrong - please provide the link.
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