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Does anyone know if the new BT Sport channels will be able to be integrated into MP?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/10046320/BT-Sport-channel-broadband-takes-on-TV.html

The details are a bit vague, but it looks like customers will normally be able to pick the channels up via a BT set-top box over their broadband connection. Does this mean that MP's IPTV service will be able to handle the channels without the need for the set-top box?
 

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    Does anyone know if the new BT Sport channels will be able to be integrated into MP?
    You may be able to use TV Server with the built in DVB-IP/IPTV tuner if they stream an MPEG 2 transport stream using RTSP, RTP, UDP or HTTP.
    Otherwise, OnlineVideos FTW.
    My question would be: authentication, how?
     

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    Yes, Onlinevideos would be a solution, however it would be nice if the channels were integrated with the TVGuide/EPG.

    Authentication - Do you mean channel decryption?
     

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    Authentication - Do you mean channel decryption?
    Partially, yes... but in more general terms.
    For example, will it be like YouTube except you have to sign in.
    Will it be a general IPTV service with a subscription that you pay for, and encryption and set top boxes. People can sign up regardless of ISP.
    Or will it be a value-add-service for this one ISP. So you can get it free (or maybe subsidised) if you sign up for internet and/or phone with BT.
    There are lots of ways the service could be offered.
    Will have to wait and see...
     

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    Yes like i said its all a bit vague at the moment, but what they have said is that its a free service for BT broadband customers, but that you will need to buy their set-top box for £199 if you want to watch the channels on TV.

    There is a free app for watching the channels via internet though, or the channels can be received via aerial if you buy one of their 'cards' for £10.

    All a bit confusing imo.
     

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    The details about it seem quite lacking which to me suggests it will be quite limited. I have seen that you can get this via sky and IPTV (although this looks to be only available to BT fibre subscribers) and then via the website. I would guess the web streaming might not be as good quality as the TV?

    Not seen any reference to getting this via terrestrial though
     

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    eetaylog

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    I pretty much fall into that category. I'll keep my ear to the ground.
     

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    They are distributing via DVB-S, DVB-T and IPTV.

    The IPTV will require equipment from BT all the others will be compatible with TV Server however the encryption will be an issue.

    DVB-S = Not discussable but they are changing the encryption method and it may be some time before it is viewable.
    DVB-T = Will use the BT Vision platform which uses the same encryption as topupTV. You can get a CAM for this platform so will work with TV Server.
    IPTV = Depends on how they deliver.
     

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