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DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Peacock ....

This product is to be marketed primarily via Comcast on a similar to NOW TV derivative ROKU box, it will be interesting to see whether in Roku's main market there's a demand for a stripped down Roku device, I think not unless the box marketing is such that it matches the early NOW ultra cheap offering with passes thrown in. The third parties signed up to distribute will be key.
DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Eurovision 2020 - Netherlands - NPO/AVROTROS/NOS

What concerns me with this idea is that BMG will almost certainly skew this in favour of one of their stable being the artist. Another issue could be throwing a new artist to the dogs with a song needing a strong presentation and the artist being un-tested in anything remotely like a high pressure environment.

I hope these issues have been thought through and that sufficient oversight of BMG in their part of the process is given.
DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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NOW TV

Invited Amex Customers buying TV Passes directly from NOW TV can get a 50pct refund to their Amex accounts. Valid until mid October.



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DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Beeb - A New BBC Voice Assistant

I've done some digging on this, a former colleague told me that apparently Amazon, Google and Apple are preparing to offer extensions on their operating systems which will take users out of the global Alexa, Hello Google and Siri environments, over and above that currently offered by Skills etc. The host will keep listening for native operating commands but will on request such as ....

'Alexa open Beeb' will also open parallel access to the BBC

'Beeb play Radio One' or 'Beeb play the current Brexitcast' will then do the relevant actions.

After no activity for a period, say 15 mins, the access to the extended app will automatically revoke and will need requesting again. Additionally apps connected to the relevant operating system such as Apple's Home will enable users to block certain extensions thus adding control to the master user of the device.

This is a clever device as it will enable apps such as Spotify to also offer their users tailored services via their own resources.

We'll see what happens.
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DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Eurovision Contests - Junior Eurovision 2019 - TVP - 24Nov19

A reminder that the contest now is subtlety different than that which started the event and was shown on ITV. It’s now no longer skewed as children entertaining an adult oriented audience. The move to a late afternoon event has translated it into juniors and families concept. It would fit on CBBC now easily. We don’t yet have confirmation of the event start time this year but
1630CET/1530GMT would be consistent with recent ones.
It’s also simulcast on Fun Kids Radio too
DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Eurovision Contests - Junior Eurovision 2019 - TVP - 24Nov19

onwards .....

to Junior Eurovision 2019





Host City is Gliwice-Silesia and that the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held at Arena Gliwice, after last year it was announced that the competition would travel to Poland.
DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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BBC News: Presenters, correspondent & rotas

Carrie Gracie talking to Christiane Amanpour today.



DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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ITV 2019 idents and presentation - ITV Creates

Continuing post end of the year will lead to accusations of an identity crisis. It's purpose has been completed, surely after 52/3 weeks some concept will have been latched onto which could be developed into a long term idea. Although the 'fretwork' does hang the whole together and might be considered the prime 'vision' for the channel.
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DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

One of the blocks to the start of the 2021-2024 UEFA CL / EL / EL2 rights round has been removed. The proposed format changes in the CL in 2024 have been delayed possibly scrapped. The uncertainty over this had been considered a possible block and leverage from the UEFA national associations stopping the triggering of the next global auction process. If so the UK rights could now be offered as soon as Q1 next year. UEFA will need a major rights award early, to gauge interest before the smaller rounds begin.