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Old 19-01-2013, 20:49
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How about applying IPTV services to Game Consoles like streaming BBC1 (SD/HD), ITV (SD/HD) and Sky 1 (SD/HD) through the PlayStation 4 or the new Microsoft Xbox for example, would it take off?

When you have finished playing a game you could effortlessly watch TV afterwards on the same Game Console

There are implications like the TV Licence for instants, but as many people with Game Consoles in their homes have got a TV Licence anyway it will not be a problem


What do you think, will it be an overnight sucess or not?
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:24
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Well...I already watch ch4 od on the xbox...
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Old 20-01-2013, 02:13
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Yup.

I can already watch various catch-up services on my 360 & PS3 (iPlayer on both, 4oD on both, ITV Player on the PS3, and Demand Five on the 360), plus I can also watch Sky Go (on demand TV *and* live TV) on my 360.
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Old 20-01-2013, 14:38
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Even our old WII has iPlayer on it ...
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Old 20-01-2013, 17:00
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the OP means actual LIVE channels and not catch up .....

and no, i doubt there will be such a service, as they will concentrate on portable machines and not another home box other than their own
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Old 20-01-2013, 17:35
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Considering that the BBC would require their channels to be sent at a decent quality (Freeview HD's bitrate varies up to 10Mbps, probably more with intense action), the average connection would struggle to keep up without buffering, particularly for the popular ISPs at peak time. Even then, they might traffic shape IPTV to prevent congestion for other customers. Might change with Fibre, but that's not the norm yet.

As things stand, at least for the next few years, IPTV might be out of the question.

At least until the console manufacturers start to introduce and implement video game streaming within the next few years.
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Old 20-01-2013, 20:20
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the OP means actual LIVE channels and not catch up .....
If he means live channels then as most people use a TV to use a console then I'm sure there must be someway to watch live TV...hhhmmmm
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Old 20-01-2013, 22:31
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So a CatchupTV app on your console?

Or just change the channel on THE TV?
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Old 20-01-2013, 22:49
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If he means live channels then as most people use a TV to use a console then I'm sure there must be someway to watch live TV...hhhmmmm
a SKY BOX
a VM BOX

what are they?

they wouldn't be dumb enough to pap their popular channels through someone elses device ..... well maybe ITV, no one cares about them
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:14
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the OP means actual LIVE channels and not catch up .....

and no, i doubt there will be such a service, as they will concentrate on portable machines and not another home box other than their own
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Sky Go app for the Xbox 360 already allows live channels to be viewed as well as catch-up TV.
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Old 21-01-2013, 07:38
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The new Android games console that are due out soon will be able to do this with the TVCatchup app.
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Old 21-01-2013, 10:26
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PlayTV on the PS3 allows live TV viewing and PVR capabilities......
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:08
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True, although it was discontinued a while ago and is hard to get hold of now.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:27
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How about applying IPTV services to Game Consoles like streaming BBC1 (SD/HD), ITV (SD/HD) and Sky 1 (SD/HD) through the PlayStation 4 or the new Microsoft Xbox for example, would it take off?

When you have finished playing a game you could effortlessly watch TV afterwards on the same Game Console

There are implications like the TV Licence for instants, but as many people with Game Consoles in their homes have got a TV Licence anyway it will not be a problem


What do you think, will it be an overnight sucess or not?
Microsoft are rumoured to be launching XboxTV with their next console (or even as a separate "casual" machine), Nintendo have TVii coming on the Wii U, Sony have done Play TV on the PS3 and had TV & PVR functions on their PSX hardware....

The existing BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand 5 on consoles could all offer live streaming of they wanted to. There must be a reason why they have never done it. Perhaps regional variations is the answer?

Personally, I think consoles are better suited to on-demand TV. These days they tend to be connected to the main TV rather than be relegated to bedrooms, meaning live TV is available much more easily by traditional methods. Would be useful to have in a bedroom where there might not be an aerial connection or STB I guess. Lots of potential for "social network" related viewing perhaps, although this is already catered for by the likes of Zeebox.
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:36
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it would help if the games consoles would record to hard drive to solve buffering problems
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