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BBC Busted again ?

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BBC Busted again ?

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TORPC
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Re: BBC Busted again ?

Remind we why we pay a license fee ?Huh
DaveyH
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Re: BBC Busted again ?

Yep.
Been watching Reading and Leeds coverage on iplayer all afternoon, then it started buffering and then crashed my Roku.
Went to the website and getting the same error as you
DaveyH
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Quote from: TORPC
Remind we why we pay a license fee ?Huh

At 300+ million streams a month and growing all the time i'm not surprised it breaks occasionally, as annoying as it is...
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Back now..
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At 300+ million streams a month and growing all the time i'm not surprised it breaks occasionally, as annoying as it is...

Mine is pretty rubbish of late, at least 1in4 streams fail most evenings.
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Re: BBC Busted again ?

Could be a DDos that was/is hitting gaming services today is also hitting them
Unvalued customer since 2001 funding cheap internet for others / DSL/Fibre house move 24 month regrade from 8th May 2017
alanf
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Could this be in part due to the forecast issues with old Internet infrastructure?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/internet-infrastructure-needs-updating-more-blacko...
TORPC
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Re: BBC Busted again ?

Well BTOpenreach / Verizon etc already knew this would happen as they were warned time & time again
However they would prefer to line the pockets of their share / stock / holders that improving the whole infrastrusture
If they are going to be short of funds, they could apply to the government(s) / large multi million / billion £ businesses for a handout
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I'm not sure Openreach or Verizon have warned about CPs running older network switches/routers that cannot cope with the BGP route tables. The hardware manufacturers have warned of the issue - http://blogs.cisco.com/sp/global-internet-routing-table-reaches-512k-milestone/

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I wasn't aware of the 512k issue, interesting read.
http://downdetector.co.uk/problems/iplayer
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iPlayer is broken again (been down for several hours).
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Quote from: TORPC
Remind we why we pay a license fee

I expect I'll get a few reminders when I stop paying mine at the end of the year.
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Looks like it made the independent as well.......  Cheesy
TORPC
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Remind we why we pay a license fee

I expect I'll get a few reminders when I stop paying mine at the end of the year.

That said,
you do not need a license to watch iplayer
That is why I think they keep borking it. to make you pay to watch it as it's shown  Lips are sealed
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Twiddles thumbs............  Roll eyes
Now I wonder!