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Re: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the cord" yet?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:56 am
by Silent Right
I just have an HD antenna, although I did just sign up for something called Fuji Live, which is a streaming service to get TV from Japan for my wife since she's been feeling pretty home sick lately.

It's a bit pricey though at $28/month (I mean given she doesn't watch TV very often), but you get 85 channels and can view shows from up to two weeks ago...

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There's loads of Japanese weirdness, but I've yet to find the late night anime. :x

Like WTF this airs at 3:30PM...

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Re: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the cord" yet?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:10 am
by Bunni
Watchcartoonsonline.com

Re: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the cord" yet?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:16 am
by Silent Right
I know about that, I was just curious to see how late some of this stuff is aired. I remember hearing it's all put up mostly after midnight and most people just PVR it.

Re: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the cord" yet?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:40 am
by Errkal
NickSCFC wrote:
Tsunade wrote:I normally use netflix and all4, i watch a lot of comedy so i normally have one of those on. I do have a freeview box, but the quality on it is crap, i need a new one really.


There's a free app called TVCatchup which is essentially streaming all the Freeview channels.

Might be worth giving a look.


There is also TV Player which does the same but for £6 I think gets you comedy central, a bunch of kids TV and depending on the platform you are on cloud record to add a little extra

Re: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the cord" yet?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:00 pm
by NickSCFC
Errkal wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Tsunade wrote:I normally use netflix and all4, i watch a lot of comedy so i normally have one of those on. I do have a freeview box, but the quality on it is crap, i need a new one really.


There's a free app called TVCatchup which is essentially streaming all the Freeview channels.

Might be worth giving a look.


There is also TV Player which does the same but for £6 I think gets you comedy central, a bunch of kids TV and depending on the platform you are on cloud record to add a little extra


According to Wikipedia these channels are available with a "TV Player Plus monthly no contract subscription"

Lifetime HD
TLC
Universal Channel
Syfy
E!
Comedy Central
MTV
Comedy Central Extra
Movies 24
History HD
Discovery Channel
Investigation Discovery
Discovery Turbo
Animal Planet
H2
Crime + Investigation
National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo Wild
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:27 pm
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas
TVCatchup used to be great way back in the day - I used to watch live TV on my iPhone streaming over 3G way back in 2009, but their servers seem totally crap for the last few years.

I've been using Mobdro on Android to stream freeview channels recently - it works pretty reliably and has a half decent UI so I would recommend it.

I only really use Freeview for watching sport these days, our TV watching is almost exclusively streaming these days - mostly Netflix but with a smattering of Prime and High Seas content as well.

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:51 am
by NickSCFC
Amazon and Netflix have overtaken UK pay-TV services

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... v-services

Britain’s growing appetite for services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime has seen the number of subscribers to streaming services overtake those signed up to pay-TV providers such as Sky, BT and Virgin Media for the first time.

The total number of UK subscribers to the three most popular online streaming services in the UK – Netflix, Amazon and Sky’s Now TV – hit 15.4 million at the end of the first quarter this year. At the same time, the number of subscribers to pay-TV packages reached 15.1 million, according to a report published by media regulator Ofcom.

The milestone marks a major competitive shift in the TV industry as the rise of the global internet firms and changing viewing habits, especially among younger viewers, is putting increasing pressure on the UK’s traditional pay-TV and free-to-air broadcasters including BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

The Ofcom report found that the total pay-TV revenues of Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk fell for the first time in the almost a decade in 2017 to £6.4bn.

By contrast, the dramatic increase in the popularity of the Silicon Valley streaming services in the UK fuelled a 28% surge to £2.3bn in what Ofcom terms online audio-visual revenues. Within this, subscription on-demand revenues – mainly viewers paying for Netflix and Amazon – leapt by 38% to almost £900m.

Growth has been explosive: in 2012, , subscription on-demand revenues were just £52m.

While Netflix and Amazon spend more than $10bn (£7.6bn) annually on content, with a significant proportion on original content such as Stranger Things, the Ofcom report found that spending by the UK’s main free-to-air channels on homegrown shows hit a 20-year low: the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 spent £2.5bn on UK-made shows last year, a 28% fall on the peak of £3.4bn in 2004.

The report pointed out that the rise of co-productions, often with companies including Netflix and Amazon, had gone some way to bridging the fall in spending.

Ofcom highlighted the growing trend among those aged 16 to 34 to . The majority of viewing by this group is non-broadcast content, which includes watching streaming services, catch-up and on-demand TV. YouTube makes up the highest proportion of non-broadcast viewing in the age group.

“The research finds that what we watch and how we watch it are changing rapidly, which has profound implications for UK television,” said Sharon White, the chief executive of Ofcom. “We have seen a decline in revenues for pay-TV a fall in spending on new programmes by our public service broadcasters and the growth of global video streaming giants. These challenges cannot be overestimated.”

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:26 am
by NickSCFC
Christmas Day TV viewing figures top 10

1. The Queen's Christmas Broadcast (BBC One, ITV, Sky One, Sky News) - 6.4m
2. Michael McIntyre's Big Show (BBC One) - 6.1m
3. Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) - 5.8m
4. Call The Midwife (BBC One) - 5.5m
5. Jungle Book (BBC One) - 5.2m
6. EastEnders (BBC One) - 5.0m
7. BBC Teatime News (BBC One) - 4.7m
8. Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC One) - 4.7m
9. Coronation Street (ITV) - 4.6m (including ITV +1)
10. Zog (BBC One) - 4.5m


The days of Eastenders pulling 30 million viewers is long gone.

Meanwhile, Netflix is close to having 10 million subscribers in the UK

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... nd-of-year

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:31 am
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland
With Doctor Who being moved to New Year's Day my family didn't watch any live TV this Christmas Day. We watched some movies off streaming services instead.

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:42 am
by KK
iPlayer will have done extremely well this year. Everyone I know bar one used that instead, some for the first time.

Also helps that picture quality is comparable to broadcast, whereas ITV Hub and 4OD are the gooseberry fools (unless watching through Sky+ or SkyGo).

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:05 am
by Mr. Mystery Garth
Winckle wrote:With Doctor Who being moved to New Year's Day my family didn't watch any live TV this Christmas Day. We watched some movies off streaming services instead.

Same here.

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:17 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
NickSCFC wrote:Christmas Day TV viewing figures top 10

1. The Queen's Christmas Broadcast (BBC One, ITV, Sky One, Sky News) - 6.4m
2. Michael McIntyre's Big Show (BBC One) - 6.1m
3. Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) - 5.8m
4. Call The Midwife (BBC One) - 5.5m
5. Jungle Book (BBC One) - 5.2m
6. EastEnders (BBC One) - 5.0m
7. BBC Teatime News (BBC One) - 4.7m
8. Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC One) - 4.7m
9. Coronation Street (ITV) - 4.6m (including ITV +1)
10. Zog (BBC One) - 4.5m


The days of Eastenders pulling 30 million viewers is long gone.


Well yeah, there were only 4 channels to choose from back then. :lol:

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:26 am
by NickSCFC
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Christmas Day TV viewing figures top 10

1. The Queen's Christmas Broadcast (BBC One, ITV, Sky One, Sky News) - 6.4m
2. Michael McIntyre's Big Show (BBC One) - 6.1m
3. Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) - 5.8m
4. Call The Midwife (BBC One) - 5.5m
5. Jungle Book (BBC One) - 5.2m
6. EastEnders (BBC One) - 5.0m
7. BBC Teatime News (BBC One) - 4.7m
8. Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC One) - 4.7m
9. Coronation Street (ITV) - 4.6m (including ITV +1)
10. Zog (BBC One) - 4.5m


The days of Eastenders pulling 30 million viewers is long gone.


Well yeah, there were only 4 channels to choose from back then. :lol:


I was watching a show on BBC the other night reflecting Christmas TV in 1988 and they remarked that several shows had their record audiences that year.

A year later, this happened...


Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:18 pm
by KjGarly
Sky Q Entertainment package and Netflix UHD. Also have Disney Life for the little one. Never really watch TV, even have IPTV package on a firestick that never ever gets used, think I plugged it in to see what Christmas movies were on Sky Christmas (movie channel) and thought was gooseberry fool so unplugged it again.

Re: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the chord"?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:29 pm
by Saint of Killers
In May 2018, Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge wrote:My consumption these past 2 years has changed dramatically. I now watch tonnes of YouTube, Netflix and Prime, with a bit of iPlayer now and again. (Viewed either on my Roku+main TV set, PC, or PS4.) I still watch Sky but not nearly as much as I used to. If it weren't for others in the house I'd have cut that cord a good few years ago, before I even made the change to streaming.


I probably watch even more YouTube than I used to, with Netflix having trailed off ever so slightly. Prime and iPlayer only get a cursory glance when there's nothing else to distract me. Biggest change: I now listen to music more than I watch stuff.

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:14 pm
by Mafro
Christmas TV was more atrocious than usual this year.

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:14 am
by NickSCFC

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:18 am
by Errkal
NickSCFC wrote:Netflix now has 10m subscribers in the UK

Amazon Prime has 4.9m

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/ ... the-moment


How many of the amazon one are activaly using it and aren't just Prime users that don't know / dont care they get Video included.

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:27 am
by KK
That might change when Amazon dips its toes into the Premier League this December. Also, how much Disney/FOX content will Netflix retain, if any.

Re: How do you watch TV these days?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:26 pm
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland
I subscribe to Prime for the delivery, and I'd love to watch their stuff. However their feud with Google means they refuse to support Chromecast playback, which is how I watch all my streaming content.