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Old 14-12-2012, 15:29
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Hmm, that might explain why the Synapse test service arrived at the same time.
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Old 14-12-2012, 21:04
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if its going to run 24 hours. then it looks like bluebird is not time sharing with a other channel. it also looks like to me that they are not the one's that will be using the stream that was put up for sale some time ago as those hours were midnight to 6am. the hours that playboy chat tv used.
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Old 14-12-2012, 22:37
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If it is channel 179 (not in the 200s), and has four streams.... has anyone given thought to the fact it might be like the old BBC News interactive on DTT? They could have 4 1/4 screens with the audio selected by an MHEG app.
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Old 15-12-2012, 15:47
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It's in the adult block to satisfy DMOL and Ofcom EPG rules, regardless of whether it is a streamed or "proper" channel.
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Old 18-12-2012, 00:31
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Oh well, more Freeview channels that very few will be able to watch.
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Old 18-12-2012, 00:39
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I have just read on the bluebird TV forum that channel 179 will work with normal Freeview service.I don't see how this will work having said that would it not be better to have 4 LCN.I guess time will tell.
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Old 18-12-2012, 08:41
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I have just read on the bluebird TV forum that channel 179 will work with normal Freeview service.I don't see how this will work having said that would it not be better to have 4 LCN.I guess time will tell.
It will work on normal the Freeview service, however any box or TV would have to have a working ethernet port for an internet connection.

And as far as I am aware, only Freeview HD boxes have this.
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Old 18-12-2012, 12:26
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It will work on normal the Freeview service, however any box or TV would have to have a working ethernet port for an internet connection.

And as far as I am aware, only Freeview HD boxes have this.
I see but in the pass it has been reported on this forum that some HD boxes do not work with this type of channel (IPTV),
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Old 18-12-2012, 14:14
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I see but in the pass it has been reported on this forum that some HD boxes do not work with this type of channel (IPTV),
True, they don't - sometimes it's down to the box firmware, other times it's the stream not conforming to the standard.
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Old 18-12-2012, 21:18
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I see but in the past it has been reported on this forum that some HD boxes do not work with this type of channel (IPTV),
That's right. In fact very little equipment in the UK is compatible with these IPTV/OTT Freeview services.

This is a list of current compatible devices for the Vision TV network, and I assume that this is the same for other services using similar protocol:

http://www.visiontvnetwork.co.uk/home/devices

I'm surprised that the YouView box isn't listed, but perhaps the YouView consortium see third party OTT services as competition to their own offering.
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Old 19-12-2012, 07:16
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That's right. In fact very little equipment in the UK is compatible with these IPTV/OTT Freeview services.

This is a list of current compatible devices for the Vision TV network, and I assume that this is the same for other services using similar protocol:

http://www.visiontvnetwork.co.uk/home/devices

I'm surprised that the YouView box isn't listed, but perhaps the YouView consortium see third party OTT services as competition to their own offering.
Certainly, that list is not definitive - my DigitalStream PVR is compatible with Vision TV but is not listed.

Oddly enough though, the DigitalStream is not compatible with The Space.
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Old 29-12-2012, 09:19
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Makes me glad i live in a freeview lite area so don't get all these rubbish channels.
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:01
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Makes me glad i live in a freeview lite area so don't get all these rubbish channels.
It's not an issue in full Freeview areas - you simply delete the channels.
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Old 29-12-2012, 21:31
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It's not an issue in full Freeview areas - you simply delete the channels.
Exactly - surely better to live in an area with channels you don't want and can delete than in one without channels you do want but can't add!
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Old 11-01-2013, 23:11
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Well channel 179 is starting on monday 14th as on there twitter page just now.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:05
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Hidden on my EPG, along with quite a lot on COMs 4-6: includimg the A+N Mobile + TV Text Services on LCNs 201-204. Tidier.
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Old 12-01-2013, 17:11
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BLUEBIRD TV LAUNCHING ON FREEVIEW THIS MONDAY 14TH JANUARY!


Right, we're happy to announce that after a slight bit of confusion and a hiatus due to the festive/holiday period... Bluebird TV will officially be launching on Freeview TV from 11am on Monday! You will need to have an internet connection to your TV via set top box view the Bluebird TV portal and click through to enjoy the service. This is a very new feature to the Freeview platform, and it is the first time you will be able to view 4 streams via the one channel on Freeview!
From bluebird TV forum.
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Old 12-01-2013, 17:16
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From bluebird TV forum.
I assume that this wont be available for most people who dont have the most recent HD TVs?
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Old 12-01-2013, 17:28
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I assume that this wont be available for most people who dont have the most recent HD TVs?
It will require that the device has a fully-functional ethernet port, as well as the necessary firmware to support the service (similar to that found on the Connect TV channels on the HD mux).
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Old 12-01-2013, 17:30
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Originally Posted by Bluebird blurb
This is a very new feature to the Freeview platform, and it is the first time you will be able to view 4 streams via the one channel on Freeview!
So they haven't heard of the Connect TV channel portals then.

http://www.connect-tv.tv/what-we-do/
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Old 15-01-2013, 00:44
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Pfft, I thought you wouldn't have to have an internet connection to get it on FV, I am ultra disappointed, unless you can have it if you have FV HD of course.
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:54
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The Bluebird TV coming soon message has been removed and is now a blank screen.

Any one got any news on this?

Has it been removed from the freeview EPG as i not going to rescan.
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:59
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The Bluebird TV coming soon message has been removed and is now a blank screen.

Any one got any news of this has it been removed as i not going to rescan.
It was like that yesterday. i did a recan & it still came up. but if it's started should it not show a message on screen . so my thinking is that this channel is not going to start on freeview.
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Old 31-01-2013, 23:18
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<snip> Bluebird TV <snip> Has it been removed from the freeview EPG
It's still in the LCN snd SDT tables.

Perhaps this is a good example of why posting future predictions of things into the changelog is a bad idea - eg twitter and PR announcements. If we stick to factual reporting of changes which have been observed to have already happened then we won't end up with inaccurate clutter in the changelog. The PR stuff is best posted in a thread like this one.
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Old 01-02-2013, 00:24
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Any news on what 790 will be?
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