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noggin14,771 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Weird isn't it - and you get the Sky version in full 1080i50 at a ridiculously high bitrate Surprised


iPlayer on Sky distribution is handled by Sky via their CDN I believe - so the BBC doesn't have to 'pay per bit' (so higher bitrates don't cost the BBC anything).

Sky, it seems, are keen for their Catch Up service to be decent quality it seems, with Sky content also usually having a Dolby 5.1 audio track if the linear transmission did.

All4 and ITV Hub on Sky are 1080i25 at a decent bitrate. On their web streaming versions they are 576p25 at a low bitrate (adverts are 360p25 - or were last time I checked)
London Lite11,282 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Weird isn't it - and you get the Sky version in full 1080i50 at a ridiculously high bitrate Surprised


iPlayer on Sky distribution is handled by Sky via their CDN I believe - so the BBC doesn't have to 'pay per bit' (so higher bitrates don't cost the BBC anything).

Sky, it seems, are keen for their Catch Up service to be decent quality it seems, with Sky content also usually having a Dolby 5.1 audio track if the linear transmission did.

All4 and ITV Hub on Sky are 1080i25 at a decent bitrate. On their web streaming versions they are 576p25 at a low bitrate (adverts are 360p25 - or were last time I checked)


Just checked Love Island and it's 896x504 on the standard ITV Hub. Amazon's ITV Hub+ channel is 1920x1080.
Whataday10,644 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Interesting how Britbox made a point of saying they weren't going to include shows such as Till Death Do Us Part and Love Thy Neighbour, but they're actively promoting Little Britain, which I'd say is just as problematic (if not more so).
TCOTV729 posts since 24 Nov 2007
I don't have BritBox but I like to know a couple of things;

1) Who has the most content on britbox out of BBC and ITV?
2) Which is ratting better and streaming more out of BBC and ITV?

Thanks
noggin14,771 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Just Cancelled for a while, will have another look once Channel 4 content appears.


You do know that the vast majority of Channel 4's archive of programmes is available totally free on All4?


Albeit in awful, over-compressed, SD quality - unless something has changed recently. All4 streaming is unwatchable on a decent-sized TV.