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BT looking again at TV/VOD



 
 
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Old July 11th 04, 05:04 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Sunil Sood
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Default BT looking again at TV/VOD

BT is preparing to go head-to-head with BSkyB with plans to offer a
television service over a broadband network.

The project is being led by Pierre Danon, the chief executive of BT Retail.
Aimed at driving the take-up of broadband, it would mark the company's first
big foray into broadcasting.

BT has approached ITV and BBC about providing content for the project,
provisionally called "Sky Plus Plus" - a reference to Sky's personal video
recorder, Sky Plus, which enables viewers to record any programme shown over
the previous eight days on to a set-top box.

BT wants to host a much larger archive of up to three months of programmes.
It would transmit them to customers for viewing using its broadband network.

More at http://news.independent.co.uk/busine...p?story=539970
though I disagree with the "huge stress on the network" statement by the
person from the "technology consultancy" and neither would it requre fibre
in the local loop

Regards
Sunil


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Old July 12th 04, 11:32 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Doz
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Default BT looking again at TV/VOD

This would require a large increase in bandwidth for the home user..

After all, you can't get much video down a 512k pipe! Unless you want a
postage stamp sized TV picture!

The only way would be fibre... 10mbit etc. etc...

Doz



"Sunil Sood" wrote in message
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BT is preparing to go head-to-head with BSkyB with plans to offer a
television service over a broadband network.

The project is being led by Pierre Danon, the chief executive of BT

Retail.
Aimed at driving the take-up of broadband, it would mark the company's

first
big foray into broadcasting.

BT has approached ITV and BBC about providing content for the project,
provisionally called "Sky Plus Plus" - a reference to Sky's personal video
recorder, Sky Plus, which enables viewers to record any programme shown

over
the previous eight days on to a set-top box.

BT wants to host a much larger archive of up to three months of

programmes.
It would transmit them to customers for viewing using its broadband

network.

More at http://news.independent.co.uk/busine...p?story=539970
though I disagree with the "huge stress on the network" statement by the
person from the "technology consultancy" and neither would it requre fibre
in the local loop

Regards
Sunil




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Old July 12th 04, 02:36 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
mrlipring
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Default BT looking again at TV/VOD


"Steve" wrote in message
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On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 11:32:58 +0100, "Doz"
wrote:

This would require a large increase in bandwidth for the home user..


A modest increase.

After all, you can't get much video down a 512k pipe! Unless you want a
postage stamp sized TV picture!

The only way would be fibre... 10mbit etc. etc...


Not true. Plenty of operators in Europe are offering TV over DSL.
(Fastweb, HomeChoice, Free, Neuf...)





over half meg DSL? I think not.

The only way half meg would work would be to order something, and wait for
it to download. Not ideal. You're looking at 2mbps ideally before it's
decent quality, and that's with mpeg4 type codecs. They'll no doubt use
mpeg2 and use twice that bandwidth.


 




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