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pad3,174 posts since 12 Feb 2005
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
noggin13,884 posts since 26 Jun 2001
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
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pad3,174 posts since 12 Feb 2005
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.
Lester276 posts since 29 Apr 2001
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.


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?
Critique3,072 posts since 9 Aug 2009
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
noggin13,884 posts since 26 Jun 2001
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)