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BT Sport - Launch of BT Sport Ultimate

Launched across more Connected TV Platforms 09-20

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thegeek Founding member London London
BT Sport reaching the bottom of the recorded material barrel, repeating coverage of the Minsk European Games of last year for most of the morning.



I guess it's a toss-up between that and repeating stuff they've repeated (possibly multiple times) already.

Anyway, give it two weeks and they'll have more live matches than channels to show them on. Who'd want to be a scheduler, eh?
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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Coppa Italia's back on Friday and Saturday, with the second legs of the semifinals - the first legs having been played back in February. The final is next Wednesday evening.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
BT Sport reaching the bottom of the recorded material barrel, repeating coverage of the Minsk European Games of last year for most of the morning.

Well that's the closest we are getting to the Olympics this year.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Apparently the first time anyone's made an AFL show outside Australia.


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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Coppa Italia's back on Friday and Saturday, with the second legs of the semifinals - the first legs having been played back in February. The final is next Wednesday evening.


Still not EPG'd yet,
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Coppa Italia's back on Friday and Saturday, with the second legs of the semifinals - the first legs having been played back in February. The final is next Wednesday evening.


Still not EPG'd yet,


Now featured, together with Turkish Super League matches as well.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Interesting comparisons made this afternoon on the BAY-BMG match with various platforms ....
UHD is one second behind HD
iPad is 35 behind HD
iPhone is 40 behind HD.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
aren't those delays about par for the course?

BT using the world feed 'enhanced' crowd effects for all the Bundesliga matches where they're available this weekend - I think it's all the ones where Sky Deutschland are the host broadcaster.
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dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Anything using HLS or DASH streaming over the internet (i.e. basically everyone these days) is going to have around 30s delay compared to live, as a starting point, due to the way the video signal is chunked into segments that are then reassembled by the player. The minimum delay is 2x the length of a chunk (which is normally around 10s), but the normal starting delay is between 3x and 4x. Delay will obviously increase whenever the stream is paused for buffering, meaning it's quite possible to be multiple minutes off the live source but still viewed as if live (this becomes an issue if there is a strict cut-off time for the feed, as it means people may miss content at the end of the stream because they have buffered a section of the feed).

DVB Cornwall's stats miss out the important detail of how he's watching each of the feeds, so it's difficult to make comparisons. Satellite feeds obviously incur a significant time penalty from being sent 22,000 miles away from the planet and back again.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
I'd need to check a map, but I'm pretty sure Cornwall is less than 22,000 miles from London, as the crow flies.
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steveboswell Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'd need to check a map, but I'm pretty sure Cornwall is less than 22,000 miles from London, as the crow flies.


This is true, but there were all sorts of reliability issues with using crows to deliver live television (dropped packets, buffering in the wind, border overspill etc.) so using satellites is now one of the preferred options.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
To avoid any doubt, I mentioned UHD on BT Sport, the UHD channel is only available in full-time channel format via BTTV's IPTV service.

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