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AppleTV 4K and Apple Video Services.

Apple tv+ launches Nov 2019 at $4.99 per month.

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
My5 and ITV Hub are coming to this new device later this year.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 10 September 2019 6:23pm - 2 times in total
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pad
About time too. Head of All4 has said no, calling it a “smallish opportunity”.

We’ll see - when the BBC, ITV and C5 are all on it, along with Amazon Prime and Netflix, as well as 4K content on iTunes from every distributor bar Disney for the price of HD - if he still stands by that misguided sentiment.
Last edited by pad on 13 September 2017 11:36pm
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Lester Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
The BBC wasn't listed in that line-up. They have an app but it doesn't mean that they will be listed in the TV app itself. For instance, SVT was listed (already has an app too) as has 7/9/10 in Australia.
NG
noggin Founding member
pad posted:
About time too. Head of All4 has said no, calling it a “smallish opportunity”.

We’ll see - when the BBC, ITV and C5 are all on it, along with Amazon Prime and Netflix, as well as 4K content on iTunes from every distributor bar Disney for the price of HD - if he still stands by that misguided sentiment.


C4 - like the BBC - is a PSB. If being on Apple TV costs C4 significant amounts of money in app development I can see why they would find it difficult to justify. AIUI - discussing with people who know - the current Apple TV streaming stats mean it's very much a minor-player compared to Smart TV, Laptop, Tablet and Phone.

That said - if developing an app for Apple TV triggered C4 into encoding content for All4 at higher quality I'm all for it (see what I did there?) Currently there are lots of shows I'd love to watch that aren't available on the Sky version of All4 (which can only carry stuff broadcast on a linear channel apparently), and are All4 app/web only - but the quality of these encodes is awful.
Last edited by noggin on 14 September 2017 9:57am
UKnews, London Lite and bilky asko gave kudos
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pad
The BBC wasn't listed in that line-up. They have an app but it doesn't mean that they will be listed in the TV app itself. For instance, SVT was listed (already has an app too) as has 7/9/10 in Australia.


On the new UK Apple TV website under the TV App section, Doctor Foster and another show is listed with the BBC iPlayer app logo in the scrolling carousel of content.
LE
Lester Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
pad posted:
The BBC wasn't listed in that line-up. They have an app but it doesn't mean that they will be listed in the TV app itself. For instance, SVT was listed (already has an app too) as has 7/9/10 in Australia.


On the new UK Apple TV website under the TV App section, Doctor Foster and another show is listed with the BBC iPlayer app logo in the scrolling carousel of content.


Really? I stand corrected then.... What's the link?
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
I presume the reference is to the stylised scroll around 80pct down here ……..

UK on APPLE.COM
14-Sep-2017 @ 19:36
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Critique Anglia (East) Look East
I noticed in the Keynote that the photo used for the Sky News tile was of the Sunrise presenter line-up from around 2010, complete with the old Sunrise logo (from the glossy graphics between 2010-2015 era) behind - there were something like 5 people in the photo and I think only 2 of them remain (Eamonn Holmes, Charlotte Hawkins and Lucy Veresamy who have all oddly ended up on ITV Breakfast at some point)!
623058: it just seems like your an mp3 whore
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The damn thing is being launched without YouTube 4K HDR compatibility it seems.
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dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The damn thing is being launched without YouTube 4K HDR compatibility it seems.


Surprising, considering how well Google and Apple collaborate...
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
According to this review, YouTube's 4K content is encoded in VP9 which is a format Apple doesn't support. Apparently it also runs in HDR all the time which makes HD content look worse than usual.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/21/16341876/new-apple-tv-4k-review-2017
NG
noggin Founding member
It also looks like the ATV 4K doesn't support HLG - so iPlayer UHD HLG stuff is unlikely to be supported (unless the BBC also does an HDR 10 version of HDR content)

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