new bt boxs
Ken Hill1 Member Posts: 261 ✭✭
edited 11 November 2020, 12:13PM in Discussion
i was on the bt forum and i was this post on the new bt box with wifi as aynone know about this new box bt boxs ?-plan-to-launch-a-new-wifi-equipped-tv-box. i did here rumours about new box about year go i but it all went quiet and this the first time i come across the new about is new bt boxs for sometime now anyone read this on the bt froum too.
Nothing has been confirmed yet.
What Talk Talk box in development? Got any info? Or anyone else?
posted ten days ago by the indefatigable @Jimb
What would the future hold for youview?
I do like Youview but when you look at Sky Q and the new Virgin box that's due out in the coming months. Youview is slowly falling behind.
The BT app for remote recording as never been as good as the old Youview app was.
Im thinking of maybe buying a BT Youview box of Amazon as a back up just incase one of my two Youview boxes starts to play up. As there will come a time that even the likes of Amazon will stop selling Youview boxes. For I have had two old T1000 die on me 3 or 4 years ago.
I will say the Humax BT Youview boxes have lasted longer than the Freeview pvrs that I used from 2004 to 2014.
Even if you don't do code or understand the context, you just need to follow the link and scroll down a list of names.
The Wifi certification states that is runs a Linux-based OS, also lending support that it is still a Youview-based (if not branded) box.
Hardware-wise, I imagine the RTIW387 is very similar to the DIW387 that was recently launched by German telecom 1&1 for their IPTV service, albiet with terrestrial TV capabilities.
It would take something really special to entice existing Sky/now subscribers and cord cutters to abandon their current set ups.
So the only cord cutters you will find in the UK, if you differentiate Sky, are ex-Virgin TV subscribers.
Interesting that you lump Sky and NowTV together, though; and also a mistake, as NowTV is on the cord cutters’ side of the equation.
The BBC, by cleverly managing to get the BBC iPlayer into the licence fee arena, have secured their future as a broadcaster and largely thwarted cord cutting (or rather aerial chopping) as an escape route.
But the ubiquitous Sticks have now largely thwarted the quad-play strategy; what price BT TV, when it is revealed to be nothing much more than a PVR on easy payment terms, plus a NowTV stick with a decent EPG, and recording, on that same PVR? Except for BT Sport, or course. Oh, and AMG.
But nothing there to tempt anyone to buy up TalkTalk, surely? Unless they want a presence in cheap terrestrial broadband, where NowTV will out-cheap them. And to be another purveyor of Sky, in the form of NowTV.
Clever Sky. Almost without us noticing it, NowTV has moved from a peripheral service, mopping up the scraps from those who would quite like Sky but didn’t want to pay for it, to an absolutely central and essential lynch-pin of quad-play. Everybody’s quad-play.
All they have to do now is fund NowTV properly, in particular bringing the incredibly unsatisfactory customer service up to scratch, and they will once again rule the non-Freeview roost.
Netflix is by far the most popular streaming service in the UK, with more than 13 million subscribers. Amazon Prime Video is not far behind after experiencing a bigger growth over the last two years, decreasing the difference between the two services. Amazon has had an average increase of subscribers of 28% per year, compared to Netflix’s 20% increase.
Now TV hasn’t been as lucky. Any new subscribers during 2019 both came and left, leaving the service steady on 1.62 million subscribers. Of 2020’s newcomers, Disney+ started off strongly with its launch getting 4.3 million subscribers in the UK as of June 2020.
6.7 million (24%) households are signed up to 2 services or more. The most common duo-subscription is Netflix and Amazon Prime, with 32% of people having both. 6.1% have Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV.
So NowTV is about five times bigger fry than retail YouView? 😛
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