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Old 15-08-2017, 17:28   #2221
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Thank you for taking the trouble to explain this, buckeye. I am not sure I could cope with all that!

I hope the complexity of getting all of your watch lists in one place finally demonstrates to those who seem not to understand the problem that led me to conclude that if Virgin offered as many streaming services as possible, this would be attractive to subscribers and could be their USP.

I think this may bring forward my migration from pay tv to streaming services, but I'll bide my time for now.

LG's veto is seriously disappointing and lacks vision.
Purely conjecture on my part but I guess with Mr Malone having fingers in the content pie as well then if everything were available via apps it would cut into his profits for his other business's,
also VM wouldn't be able to generate profits by charging people for what they don't want in order to view the things they do want.

Unfortunately imho this country is always going to lag behind our American cousins unless the major content holders (Sky and BT) are forced to divest their platform business from their content as BT has been forced to do with Openreach recently.
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Old 15-08-2017, 17:48   #2222
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Purely conjecture on my part but I guess with Mr Malone having fingers in the content pie as well then if everything were available via apps it would cut into his profits for his other business's,
also VM wouldn't be able to generate profits by charging people for what they don't want in order to view the things they do want.

Unfortunately imho this country is always going to lag behind our American cousins unless the major content holders (Sky and BT) are forced to divest their platform business from their content as BT has been forced to do with Openreach recently.
Why should they have to when many other providers around the world are platforms as well as content providers , being that you mention it even in the USA.
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Old 15-08-2017, 19:42   #2223
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Purely conjecture on my part but I guess with Mr Malone having fingers in the content pie as well then if everything were available via apps it would cut into his profits for his other business's,
also VM wouldn't be able to generate profits by charging people for what they don't want in order to view the things they do want.

Unfortunately imho this country is always going to lag behind our American cousins unless the major content holders (Sky and BT) are forced to divest their platform business from their content as BT has been forced to do with Openreach recently.
Understood, but then again, if access to the additional apps was only made available to subscribers on the Full House package, Mr Malone would be secure in the knowledge that all the apps in the world would not dilute his offerings (as long as they too were part of the Full House package!).

Mr Malone should be smart enough to realise that people who wanted Amazon and other OTT services would get them anyway through other devices. What he would be doing by allowing them on our set top boxes would be adding value, by allowing the content on these other services to be bookmarked on one list.
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https://www.c21media.net/sonys-kix-to-become-pop-max/

Kix is to become Pop Max from 30/8/17. This looks like a permanent change to me; is this the same channel that we get on channel 738 (labelled Kix Power)?
Sony are ditching the Kix brand, so that all 3 of their children's channels sit in a clean set; Pop, Tiny Pop and Pop Max.

Therefore I think it is very likely that Kix Power will leave VM, and if they have any sense at all they will replace it with Pop Max, so that we have the same 3 channels as Sky, Freeview, Freesat, YouView, BT and TalkTalk.
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Yes, that would make sense all round.
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Has anybody tried tve new radio app, its good shAme tHe favourites dont sync between boxes
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin Media TV (2017)

Radio Times has confirm that Sky Cinema Star Wars will be with us for two weeks from August 21st to September 4th using Sky Cinema Greats Channel number (Virgin Channel 434 [UK] and Virgin Channel 307 [Ireland])

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Therefore I think it is very likely that Kix Power will leave VM, and if they have any sense at all they will replace it with Pop Max, so that we have the same 3 channels as Sky, Freeview, Freesat, YouView, BT and TalkTalk.
Channel listing for "Kix Power" still says "Channel off air" until August 31st on TiVo Boxes.
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