Be interesting to see if he can come good with all his promises before he goes at the year end.
@highdeftvfan - Very hard to argue with anything in that post. Slightly harsh in a few ways but hard to disagree.
I think the absolute crux of the problem is the delivery. At the root YouView is a good platform (there isn't much out there at the cost base that is better) and even the future vision isn't bad (If we ignore the constant strive for analytics and statistics that add nothing to the user experience) the whole issue is (and always has been) the glacial pace of delivering ANYTHING. We cut them some slack when Next Gen came out (the appearance will always be subjective) as we hoped this would finally mean faster updates but this has now proved absolutely false and even some of the nicer touches of the old gen are yet to be re-implemented.
It is plain other than the ISP's the other partners are pushing behind freeview play and as such in 2019 the money will dry up from them (and maybe a reason a CEO might want to leave smartish), this doesn't have to be a bad thing as this would leave the major (after the last renewal) investors (BT and Talk Talk) free to push YouView their own way and hopefully have enough grunt to keep the PSB's onboard at least with supplying their players. Although this will probably put some retail customers off.
I don't think the SKY/BT deal is anything other than a need to spread across platforms that is starting to be recognised as the way to go, as their are now too many large players in the market (Netflix, Amazon, SKY etc) to try and keep everything to yourself as SKY have always tried to do and BT had a dabble at it when first starting.
I do think a few months ago when the divergence statement came out there was a bit of a step change and I was hoping this would now be bearing fruit but it seems to have stalled (like most things with YouView) and if anything has made things even worse. I always keep an eye on SKY to see what they offer but at the minute BT are keeping enough things ticking over to keep me on the YouView platform (just). I really hope the next six months don't just see RH run out to nothing but it is hard at the minute to see anything other.
When I got the YouView T2110 PVR a couple (?) of years ago, I was convinced that YouView would be the way forward. Now looks like Freeview Play is where it's at (or is likely to be so) in my opinion.
Tim C said:
Otherwise it does what it should - accurately recording scheduled programmes
But do you think active users on here like myself and Roy don't bang on YouViews door about it? Because we do.
I know I am massively pro-active where YouView is concerned, even though it still has many missing features. But do you think active users on here like myself and Roy don't bang on YouViews door about it? Because we do.
Meaning what @dreamtime?There have been changes you know, and for the positive. Only many seem to want to ignore them. Still plenty to do.