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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; Software update - Sky+ HD - Digital Spy Forums Find more info here but in summary it mentions October for ...

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      Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      Software update - Sky+ HD - Digital Spy Forums

      Find more info here but in summary it mentions October for most people, some are getting it pushed out to them from Aug 26th onwards. Is part of software update for all HD boxes.

      Thread talks about P2P method of file set up for the service and other related matters.

      Hope this is useful to some of you and new info - did not see it anywhere here.


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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      Thanks for that. I noticed the dread word 'Kontiki' used. I used to have Sky Player until I noticed my pc uploading stuff to somewhere without my knowledge. Traced it eventually to K-service in 'Services Running'. Not a great fan of having my pc tapped into remotely, and my bandwidth used without my knowledge, then I realised I had consented to this by accepting the terms of the Sky Player agreement. Uninstalled the whole lot, and have never gone back to Sky Player, or any other 'players' , and by extension, am not remotely interested in Anytime+. I wonder how many people are actually aware of what Kontiki does.
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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      When IPlayer first came out it also used Kontiki and i seem to remember there was a stink kicked up because you couldn't disable it (without going into task manager), the BBC then brought out a fix so you had the option not to let it start when the PC booted, I hope we will also have the option.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      I have read that Sky Anytime + will only be available to Sky BB customers, is this correct?

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      It wouldn't suprise me if only the Sky Unlimited customer were able to get it, it is going to eat up some bandwidth for customers with a limited amount on other ISP's and packages.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      I have just been watching a guide on YouTube and the film Hancock was 1.13GB in size so as you say only people with unlimited or a very high allowance are going to use it regularly, having said that I dont want to be forced to become a Sky BB customer just so I can use Anytime+ and would be interested to know if this is legal as we all pay the same price for Sky HD TV.

      I have also been reading there will be a wireless adapter available for a "nominal fee" does anyone know any details?

      http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...LQ5CEw&cad=rja

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      I cannot see any reason why it wouldn't be legal, Sky are offering a service for those customers with a capabilities to receive it, this is no different to them offering LLU to some customers or Virgin offering cable to thise in their area.

      They cannot be expected to hold the service back until the whole country is unbundled.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      I cannot see any reason why it wouldn't be legal, Sky are offering a service for those customers with a capabilities to receive it, this is no different to them offering LLU to some customers or Virgin offering cable to thise in their area.

      They cannot be expected to hold the service back until the whole country is unbundled.
      They dont need to hold it back we already have the means to download and share (Kontiki) Anytime+ content as we have BB with other companies, I think it is unfair to say you have to be a Sky BB customer to get the service, we all pay the same for Sky TV and should have the option to use it or not.

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      Re: Sky Anytime + (PLUS) roll out update

      having said that I dont want to be forced to become a Sky BB customer just so I can use Anytime+ and would be interested to know if this is legal as we all pay the same price for Sky HD TV.
      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.

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