UK Web TV – “Project Kangaroo”

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    An interesting story yesterday about discussions between the main UK terrestrial TV broadcasters (BBC, ITV and Channel 4) to launch a “Freeview” style on demand broadband service.

    http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,,2102842,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

    I guess this is where HTPCs have an advantage over Set Top Boxes as they have the flexibility to change and adapt as new services come along.


     
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    Not time to get rid of my TV aerial just yet though.;)

    Still to many limitations program\quality wise, but i say the more the merrier that join the joost revolution.
     
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    When services like this (which if backed by the BBC appear more mainstream) roll out, it will also highlight the deficiencies in the broadband infrastructure in the UK.

    If lots of people started to download programs, in order to maintain a service, the ISPs would probably have to apply traffic shaping and throttling much more heavily than they do now.

    Also, anyone on a 1GB / month capped usage package could easily use up their month's allowance downloading just one show.
     
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    Just thought I would mention an update on the BBC website today:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7114694.stm

    Still quite a way off and if they manage to make a better job of it than the mess they appear to have made so far of the BBC iPlayer remains to be seen.

    As PD mentioned above, I think the aerial / dish are safe for the moment.

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