- The current Humax box (the hardware) is capable of supporting IP multicast, but it does not yet have all the software needed to connect to TV content streams delivered via IP multicast. This includes all YouView Humax retail boxes, as well as Humax boxes soon to be made available by BT. Software updates will allow these boxes to become multicast enabled in the future - the low level operating system already supports it but there's a lot of other software in the box that needs to become "multicast" aware or even just "IP live channels" aware.
- TalkTalk Huawai boxes can receive live IP channels via multicast on the TalkTalk network, but only via the TalkTalk player right now. Humax boxes are not able to access these channels, and were not able to access them through any of the trails.
- Right now, we're working with manufacturers to add multicast functionality to all YouView boxes, as we want IP channels to be easy to use as possible - so that those folks who don't want to know the technical details don't have to think about IP or multicast at all. This will mean changes to the YouView software, and the Programme Guide, and will take some time to implement. Please be assured that were working as fast as we can on this at the same time as all our other priorities; such as many of the great suggestions listed already on this forum.
Talk Talk have created a page that explains what's possible on their network now. This situation may change when live IP channels and multicast support is rolled out more widely to YouView boxes, but we don't have a exact date for that right now.
I hope this helps, and I'll be happy to answer more questions as they arise (which I'm sure they will!). Thanks for listening.