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delphi
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delphi,
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12/5/2012 | 3:50:16 PM
re: BT Adds to Its IPTV Options
The poll is fake. The parameters are wrong. You do not take into account what each provider is doing. Subscribers to an internet video service is not the same as subscribing to a guaranteed broadcast service. Lightreading is indeed lite in this segmentation. Get your act together and segment better. You are doing a disservice to your readers.
Pete Baldwin
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12/5/2012 | 3:50:16 PM
re: BT Adds to Its IPTV Options
We've got a poll up, if you want to chime in on this...

http://www.lightreading.com/su...
Pete Baldwin
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12/5/2012 | 3:50:16 PM
re: BT Adds to Its IPTV Options
"Fake"?

Let's try this way, then: Do you think this announcement matters?
bollocks187
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12/5/2012 | 3:50:05 PM
re: BT Adds to Its IPTV Options
Is this really a carrier first for IPTV on the xBox. radign the article BT is supplting delayed non real tiem content not real time TV. You can in the US, without a carrier, download movies... so there is nothing new here except BT getting in the food chain and then ripping off the end user.

"Xbox is accessing the BT Vision on-demand video and catch-up TV services, which is done by connecting to BT's home gateway, the Home Hub."

So to say it is "IPTV on xBox" by BT is a big stretch of the truth, since an IPTV offering is based on delivering "live" broadcast channels over an IP network.




Microsfot could do this themselves by establish relationship with
This is not a big deal imo.



opticalwatcher
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12/5/2012 | 3:50:04 PM
re: BT Adds to Its IPTV Options
When Microsoft announced at last years CES that it would make an XBox set-top box for AT&T, that was big, because it is a monopoly environment--AT&T, like the MSOs only approves certain set-top boxes. Having the XBox just be an add-on to the official set-top box is uneventful. As was said earlier, you can do even without the BT's approval.

Interesting that we haven't heard anything more about Microsoft's set-top box for AT&T.

The tru2way announcements are more interesting. Are the cable companies finally realizing that there are advantages to opening up their network to anyone's set-top box/computer/video game/television combination? Customers will suddenly get a lot more variety of choices making cable look more advantagous.


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