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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
No my point is that many of these people are over inflating their personal position and are acting as if they are the singular victims of this situation, their comments wholly disregarding the underlying cause of the position they are in. Less invective against the online chat operators staff might help, a number of them seemingly having resorted to barring access to them for some serial complainers.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
The pirate providers of sports channels also get a barrage of abuse from customers when their servers go down during a match, but I don't have much sympathy for them, however angry sports fans at broadcasters or providers isn't new.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Good point BeoutQ will be doing their heads in at present, with nothing to pirate and show.
ST
Ste Founding member Granada North West Today
Good point BeoutQ will be doing their heads in at present, with nothing to pirate and show.


They stopped operating in January anyway.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Is that so? Got a source for that, by any chance? Someone tried to update it's Wikipedia page to say they closed in 2019, but they got reverted due to it being unsourced. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeoutQ
ST
Ste Founding member Granada North West Today
JAS84 posted:
Is that so? Got a source for that, by any chance? Someone tried to update it's Wikipedia page to say they closed in 2019, but they got reverted due to it being unsourced. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeoutQ


Sorry it wasn't in January it was September when they stopped.

It's no longer on satellite (see https://www.flysat.com/badr.php) and their afflicted Telegram account https://t.me/beoutqtv posted the below (with translation):

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ST
Ste Founding member Granada North West Today
Canal+ in France have announced the below:

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Basically that main channel will be free to air and all other channels will be available to all subscribers and even those who have a receiver but an expired subscription.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
It'll be interesting to see if other providers including Sky/NOW TV and other European providers will provide a similar FTV service as the crisis continues?
IN
Interceptor
It'll be interesting to see if other providers including Sky/NOW TV and other European providers will provide a similar FTV service as the crisis continues?

I would suggest that mass isolation will be enough of a strain on their infrastructure as it is!
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
It'll be interesting to see if other providers including Sky/NOW TV and other European providers will provide a similar FTV service as the crisis continues?

I would suggest that mass isolation will be enough of a strain on their infrastructure as it is!


For Sky TV through the satellite it makes no difference whether 60 people are isolated or 60 million. Just as long as the uplinks are working and the hardware under the telly's working as the signals are broadcast anyway. Same for Freesat.

Now TV may have issues but they're dependent to an extent on your broadband provider, which they have no control over anyway.

Considering Sky have recently changed all their prices in an upward direction as per usual and people are peeing and moaning on various forums about having no live football and "can I cancel because of that" (answer: no), Sky could turn it to its advantage by doing a Canal+ and giving everybody shed loads of telly for the price of whatever they're currently paying. But to be honest we're probably more likely to see this:
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I await to be surprised though but I won't hold my breath.
IN
Interceptor
Apologies, I meant NowTV (and other streaming services). Every such system will have bottlenecks which become problems when usage spikes.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Just 'cancelled' entertainment, got an offer of £1.80pm for three months. Accepted.

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