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    Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

    This is a discussion on Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; We don't all pay the same for Sky TV though, it all depends on what package you are on. Sky ...

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      We don't all pay the same for Sky TV though, it all depends on what package you are on.

      Sky would be foolish to allow customers on another ISP to use this service, who do you think will get the blame when it goes t1ts up because of lack of bandwidth or traffic shaping on a competitor ISP and who will get the grief if someone goes way over their allowance on another ISP and gets charged for the extra bandwidth.

      This is an incentive for people to use Sky BB, that's what business do, try to temp people onto their servies, nothing illegal about that.


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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      I think one thing that may stop you getting it with another ISP, is the other ISP. If it is going to work with P2P, many ISP already throttle P2P traffic to protect their network. I can't see them being happy having their bandwidth hogged by Anytime+, a product of one of their competitors. Whether it is legal or not, I don't really know, but as it is being delivered through the router, it can be seen as an enhancement to the Broadband, not the TV and the fact that it is viewable on a TV is incidental. After all, there are still many who have Sky TV and don't have broadband at all.


      I think you may have a point there my ISP throttles P2P but i dont know if kontiki is effected, i know IPlayer wasn't when it used to use kontiki in the early days.

      I will probably move to Sky BB when my current contract is up as Sky recently moved into my exchange, I still think it stinks that only Sky BB customers will have the option to use Anytime+.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      Sky would be foolish to allow customers on another ISP to use this service, who do you think will get the blame when it goes t1ts up because of lack of bandwidth or traffic shaping on a competitor ISP and who will get the grief if someone goes way over their allowance on another ISP and gets charged for the extra bandwidth.
      Its not Sky's fault if a customer goes over their ISP's cap its their own, do YouTube give a toss how many videos people watch every day no and why should they?

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      But Sky would have to pay to field the 1000's of calls about it not working etc, etc, also the bad publicity this could bring through no fault of their own.

      Bottom line is that only an unlimited bandwidth package is going to be good enough for this service, and only Sky offer that to the home user.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post

      Bottom line is that only an unlimited bandwidth package is going to be good enough for this service, and only Sky offer that to the home user.
      I guess I will be moving to Sky BB when my contract ends, I imagine there will be a lot of unhappy customers who dont have the options I have and therefore will not be allowed to use the service.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      i know IPlayer wasn't when it used to use kontiki in the early days.
      Yes, I seem to remember that ISPs wanted the BBC to pay for the bandwidth being used by its service. I think they got the 2 finger salute from the BBC who later went to a full direct server solution, which removed the problem.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

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      I think they got the 2 finger salute from the BBC who later went to a full direct server solution, which removed the problem.
      Yes so now the License payer is funding it, Sky don't want to do that for their competitors.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      I think Sky should buy my contract and add the remaining months onto my new contract with them, I could then get Anytime+ at launch, this could be a very good way of getting new customers, poaching.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      There is talk over on DS that the BBC iPlayer will form a part of the Anytime+ service.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      My understanding is that it will launch to Sky Unlimited first and then it will be released to other BB services later.

      Certainly on one thread, it was being tested with a BT Broadband account.

     

     
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