Streaming TV (Other Languages)

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Streaming TV (Other Languages)

Post by ForumAdmin » Tue May 22, 2007 12:30 pm

Exetel has been doing some work with some ex-colleagues who represent various TV stations in countries such as Hong Kong, The PRC, Korea, India, Turkey, Russia and some Arab countries.

The work involves making the TV station's programs in those countries available (as a paid service) to ADSL users in Australia.

All being well we will trial the programs from the Hong Kong broadcasrter TVB in the next few weeks to prove the quality of delivery (full screen DVD image quality) delivered via a simple connection to a streaming server located at Exetel's PoPs.

If this service proves to be commercially viable the main advantage to an end user would be that Exetel will not count the bandwidth usage from the TV streams (a minimum of 1 mbps so it would require a minimum of a 1500/256 ADSL1 service) towards the monthly included allowance.

TVB has 12 channels which would be of interest to the many Cantonese and Mandarin speaking ADSL users in Australia - providing the monthly subscription charge is affordable and competitive.

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Post by gong_guy » Tue May 22, 2007 2:16 pm

Sounds great except I don't speak those languages.

What would be great if you could do the same for some of the more common (and therefore less locked up) pay TV channels like CNN, CNBC, BBC world etc. They should be cheap to license and would be nice to have.

Just an idea.

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Post by ForumAdmin » Tue May 22, 2007 2:49 pm

gong_guy wrote:Sounds great except I don't speak those languages.

What would be great if you could do the same for some of the more common (and therefore less locked up) pay TV channels like CNN, CNBC, BBC world etc. They should be cheap to license and would be nice to have.

Just an idea.
Very true.

I'm sure all ISPs and Media companies are putting effort in to providing "content" via their portals and very high on the "content" popularity stakes are TV programs.

Obviously FoxTel which has made huge investments in delivery infrastructure and the big media companies that control FoxTel, or wish they had, will make the running in the delivery of content including mainstream TV.

A tiny company like Exetel can only use its contacts and 'fleetness of foot' to provide niche content but provide enough 'niches' to cater for most of its customers over time.
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Post by ExetelRocks » Tue May 22, 2007 3:14 pm

I would personally love to see a decent quality BBC stream provided by Exetel.

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Post by karLos » Tue May 22, 2007 3:32 pm

i'd be very interested in taking a look at any english language content, but kudos to exetel for organising this.

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Post by spectrum » Tue May 22, 2007 4:18 pm

+1 BBC World

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Post by nihonjin » Tue May 22, 2007 8:03 pm

Any chance of getting some tv from Japan.

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Post by ForumAdmin » Wed May 23, 2007 8:13 am

nihonjin wrote:Any chance of getting some tv from Japan.
I don't know what is possible outside the countries I listed which were provided by the people we are doing the testing with.

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Post by sleeping247 » Fri May 25, 2007 8:54 pm

I am Chinese myself, and it would be fantastic having access to TVB channels. Being in Australia and not liking the rates TVBJ offers, Ive always been eagerly waiting for an alternative, so a definite hands up here.

Any idea on the prices as yet, and possibly a date we'll see this happening?

Cant wait!

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Post by ForumAdmin » Fri May 25, 2007 9:43 pm

sleeping247 wrote:I am Chinese myself, and it would be fantastic having access to TVB channels. Being in Australia and not liking the rates TVBJ offers, Ive always been eagerly waiting for an alternative, so a definite hands up here.

Any idea on the prices as yet, and possibly a date we'll see this happening?

Cant wait!
We'll start the trialling in June and plan to 'go live' some time in July.

Pricing is in the hands of TVB and I don't know what that might be as yet.

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Post by Fuzion » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:00 pm

Woah, I can't wait. Currently paying $46.50/mo for TVBJ...i'll definately sign up!

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Post by soulless » Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:42 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:
sleeping247 wrote:I am Chinese myself, and it would be fantastic having access to TVB channels. Being in Australia and not liking the rates TVBJ offers, Ive always been eagerly waiting for an alternative, so a definite hands up here.

Any idea on the prices as yet, and possibly a date we'll see this happening?

Cant wait!
We'll start the trialling in June and plan to 'go live' some time in July.

Pricing is in the hands of TVB and I don't know what that might be as yet.
OMG! TVB :D

Any idea how this will be streamed atm? What codecs protocols etc...?
Will it work with media centres? Can we record the streams?

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Post by Maz78 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:02 pm

Give me Joost type channels, and extras like Discovery / National Geo!!!

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Post by kogi » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:05 pm

100% interested in TVB. Where do I sign up.

kogi

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Post by DaXiuyi » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:55 am

Would be really interested in TVB or any Korean channels.

Let me know if you need any testers...

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