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Sky doing away with dishes??



 
 
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Old March 5th 17, 12:37 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Roland Perry
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In message , at
12:34:44 on Sat, 4 Mar 2017, NY remarked:
I was intrigued by a comment from an expert on one of these late
night phone ins the other day about the great plan for Sky is to be
completely internet based in a few years, thus no dish will be needed.
Does this not in effect make them a cable company?


I got the impression from reports that I read a few weeks ago that the
Sky-over-broadband proposals were to supply their channels
*additionally* over broadband for those who can't have a dish. I didn't
get the impression that they were planning later on to withdraw
satellite broadcasting and to supply *only* over broadband. I wonder if
the broadband infrastructure in the UK is up to the *enormous* increase
in traffic that would result from all people who currently receive by
satellite going over to broadband.


On one hand, they might insist you use *their* broadband (nee Easynet),
on the other hand, catch-up TV uses an equal amount of bandwidth and is
widely used by viewers.
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Old March 5th 17, 01:36 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Chris Green
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Graham. wrote:

The Doncaster Free Press costs £1.15


Free doesn't *always* refer to money you know.

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Old March 5th 17, 02:15 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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On Sat, 4 Mar 2017 22:40:49 +0000, Max Demian
wrote:

On 04/03/2017 18:39, Graham. wrote:
On Sat, 4 Mar 2017 17:48:37 +0000, Bill Wright
wrote:

On 04/03/2017 17:38, Graham. wrote:
On Sat, 4 Mar 2017 14:15:55 +0000, Max Demian
wrote:

On 04/03/2017 13:07, Roderick Stewart wrote:
On Sat, 4 Mar 2017 11:56:32 +0000, Max Demian
wrote:

I was intrigued by a comment from an expert on one of these late
night phone ins the other day about the great plan for Sky is to be
completely internet based in a few years, thus no dish will be needed.
Does this not in effect make them a cable company?
If they do go this route, where would that leave freesat?

And they would have to change the name, too.

Like Carphone Warehouse hasn't.

And like storecasting services such as "Asda FM" should, but haven't.

"Hospital Radio"


Sharp started by making pencils.

Your local pharmacy gets its drugs from AAH, Amalgamated Anthracite
Holdings.

My business was called Wright's Aerials even though we fixed few aerials
for the last five or ten years.

ASDA was Associated Dairies

Radio Rentals didn't rent radios except in the early days

The Doncaster Free Press costs £1.15


Granada cinemas, and latterly a TV franchise, were called after a
Spanish town for no credible reason whatsoever.


What about Mecca bingo halls?


The word Mecca already had this meaning (from the Oxford English
Dictionary):

a place which attracts people of a particular group or with a
particular interest

A couple of the quotations given a

1826 Lancet 25 Nov. 254/2 It [sc. Edinburgh] was consequently
the ‘Mecca’, the ‘Delphic Oracle’, the ‘Vale of Egeria’, to which
all studious pilgrims should resort to drink of the pure springs
of knowledge.

1905 Daily Chron. 27 Feb. 8/4 The mecca of the tailor-made girl
is indeed Bond-street and its immediate neighbourhood.

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Old March 5th 17, 02:52 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Bill Wright[_3_]
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On 05/03/2017 14:36, Chris Green wrote:
Graham. wrote:

The Doncaster Free Press costs £1.15


Free doesn't *always* refer to money you know.

Well I never.

Bill
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Old March 5th 17, 04:09 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
tony sayer
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In article , Brian Gaff
scribeth thus
I was intrigued by a comment from an expert on one of these late night phone
ins the other day about the great plan for Sky is to be completely internet
based in a few years, thus no dish will be needed.
Does this not in effect make them a cable company?
If they do go this route, where would that leave freesat?
Brian


Sounds daft one sat covers the whole country, ok with the exception of
very few valley and cave dwellers, but until such times as high speed
net is rolled out everywhere?...
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Tony Sayer



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Old March 5th 17, 04:13 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
John Hall[_2_]
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In message , Peter Duncanson
writes
On Sat, 4 Mar 2017 22:40:49 +0000, Max Demian
wrote:

What about Mecca bingo halls?


The word Mecca already had this meaning (from the Oxford English
Dictionary):

a place which attracts people of a particular group or with a
particular interest

A couple of the quotations given a

1826 Lancet 25 Nov. 254/2 It [sc. Edinburgh] was consequently
the ‘Mecca’, the ‘Delphic Oracle’, the ‘Vale of Egeria’, to which
all studious pilgrims should resort to drink of the pure springs
of knowledge.


Now "Vale of Egeria" bingo halls would have had a touch of class.
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John Hall
"One can certainly imagine the myriad of uses
for a hand-held iguana maker"
Hobbes (the tiger, not the philosopher!)
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Old March 5th 17, 06:32 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
critcher[_6_]
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On 04/03/2017 11:24, Brian Gaff wrote:
I was intrigued by a comment from an expert on one of these late night phone
ins the other day about the great plan for Sky is to be completely internet
based in a few years, thus no dish will be needed.
Does this not in effect make them a cable company?
If they do go this route, where would that leave freesat?
Brian


imagine the hit on broadband congestion, would it be allowed? would we
as broadband consumers put up with a poor service due to Sky filling the
fibre?
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Old March 5th 17, 06:33 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
critcher[_6_]
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Default Sky doing away with dishes??

On 04/03/2017 11:24, Brian Gaff wrote:
I was intrigued by a comment from an expert on one of these late night phone
ins the other day about the great plan for Sky is to be completely internet
based in a few years, thus no dish will be needed.
Does this not in effect make them a cable company?
If they do go this route, where would that leave freesat?
Brian

imagine the hit on broadband congestion, would it be allowed? would we
as broadband consumers put up with a poor service due to Sky filling the
fibre?
 




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