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Re: Online TV

Post by ForumAdmin » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:08 pm

It is still on the to do list but we are having no luck in finding channels that would be of any interest to our user base demographic.

We will not stop looking.

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Re: Online TV

Post by rseydler » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:11 pm

It looks like TPG also stream FTA TV. That would be a huge bonus for us as our reception of some TV stations can be hit and miss.

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Re: Online TV

Post by karLos » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:38 pm

yeah, it would be nice to have a reliable decent quality stream of FTA tv.

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Re: Online TV

Post by David R » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:19 pm

TPG has shown leadership with its promising FTA IPTV Trial, but a few key points to note about it.

First, It is an ADSL2+-exchange product where TPG have theirs set up to support the offer

Second, a quality stream requires 5.5 Mbps /0.69 MBs of backhaul per viewer: many exchanges (surprise, surprise) simply lack in that capacity, currently, and have been by TPG marked "Limited IPTV channels"
(I gather Telstra must want its pound of flesh to perform such upgrades)

Third, have a look at the Five or so exchanges which may surround your suburb to see about availabilty; checking
http://www.tpg.com.au/iptv/exchange.php and http://www.adsl2exchanges.com.au/viewsuburb.php I get:
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Sutherland, Sylvania, Miranda all "Active" for TPG out of which Sylvania and Miranda are enabled (sufficient capacity) to supply IPTV channels.

So in my area it is about 50-50 as to who can get/can't get those IPTV channels.. unfortunate for me (COMO-jannali) and the majority in Exetel, we only get Telstra.
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Re: Online TV

Post by karLos » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:34 am

interesting, thanks for the info. i had no idea it was so bandwidth heavy.

perhaps we'll need 100mb nbn connections after all, eh? :)

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Re:

Post by missmileydiva » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:04 pm

vaneagle wrote:Personally I would be looking to the cantenese channels.

And anything sports related! :D
sports and disney related 4 me :)

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Re: Re:

Post by James » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:13 pm

missmileydiva wrote:
vaneagle wrote:Personally I would be looking to the cantenese channels.

And anything sports related! :D
sports and disney related 4 me :)
Isn't this what Foxtel is for?

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Re: Re:

Post by missmileydiva » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:54 pm

James wrote:
missmileydiva wrote:
vaneagle wrote:Personally I would be looking to the cantenese channels.

And anything sports related! :D
sports and disney related 4 me :)
Isn't this what Foxtel is for?
Possibly but when my parents are hogging foxtel connection what is one 2 do...surely foxtel can be watched via pc :roll:

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Re: Online TV

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Re: Online TV

Post by karLos » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:52 pm

have a closer look at what they're really offering. most of it is free because it's government propaganda from countries with free speech issues (the russian and cuban channels in particular...)

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Re: Online TV

Post by missmileydiva » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:29 pm

Thanks for the suggestion but as it is my parents account, they won't let me access this feature.

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Re: Online TV

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Re: Online TV

Post by missmileydiva » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:32 pm

Thanks for the suggestion but as it is my parents account, they won't let me access this feature.

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Re: Online TV

Post by Old Flame » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:28 pm

ForumAdmin wrote:It is still on the to do list but we are having no luck in finding channels that would be of any interest to our user base demographic.

We will not stop looking.
I really hope so :) This is really why I wanted ADSL2+ 3 years ago when I got it. Obviously you know the importance in a weight kind of way, or you wouldn't have responded. I think IP TV is one of the most valuable things that ADSL2+ can offer. I really hope Exetel can get into it one day. My Wireless Media player promised me all that but let me down. I am banking on Exetel to take up the slack along with the limited iview which I love! I don't mean free data either, I think Exetel is at a great value point where it don't matter at all if the IP TV content is included or not, but it would be really really nice if something along those lines were available sooner or later :)

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Re: Online TV

Post by peteru » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:42 am

ForumAdmin wrote:It is still on the to do list but we are having no luck in finding channels that would be of any interest to our user base demographic.

We will not stop looking.
The easiest content to license for this purpose is adult entertainment. You can pretty much bet that there would be interest from both content owners and from Exetel users.

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