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BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

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BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

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There is a new wholesale service in development that will allow a suite of live TV channels in SD and HD quality to be carried over the BT Wholesale network and multicast to a retail providers customers with the appropriate router and TV set top box in their home. The BT Wholesale TV Connect product may be the game changer that means that BT Retail which spent hundreds of millions on sports rights will see a return on the spend.

Are plusnet going to offer this?
More here..
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5800-bt-tv-connect-service-to-carry-live-tv-channels-over-wbc-net...

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pwatson
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

Published costs are aimed at broadcasters for carriage over the service - I suspect it will be sometime before this translates to a retail product and it's not clear who will actually be marketing it....
gmacbean
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

It would be very nice if we could get BT Sport over PlusNet as they have just bought MotoGP and there is no other means of getting the package now that BBC have lost it and EuroSport have lost it.
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

Word on the net is if you have BT Internet and a sky box you can get Moto GP free  is this correct .If it is even-though Plus Net is a BT owned company i will have to change to BT Internet  or pay £12 per month extra for the service which i will not pay .Any information would be appreciated. 
DaveyH
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

Quote from: OLD
Word on the net is if you have BT Internet and a sky box you can get Moto GP free  is this correct.


Word on the net Roll eyes You mean widely publicised campaign...
Yes you can get BT Sports 'free' on Sky if you have BT B/band
http://www.bt.com/sport/
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

So Plusnet how about a offer to keep me with you and to be able to get the Moto GP.
All4One
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

As stated elsewhere on forum threads:
As of yet we don't have a TV service for this to work on. We're considering our content options but we've not made any final decisions on this yet.
VileReynard
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

If all these sporty people moved to BT I wouldn't have to have terrestrial programmes polluted.
Especially football and car racing.

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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

I'm sure there are plenty of sports fans that think the same about programming you enjoy.
Which just highlights just what an poor/old fashioned way linear broadcasting is of doing things.
It's obvious from the ever increasing demand for catchup/on demand services where TV is, and should be headed and the sooner the better, frankly.
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Re: BT TV Connect service to carry live TV channels over WBC network

You mean headed towards low budget programmes?