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Listed below are comments made by KernowChris between Thursday, 12th January 2012 and Monday, 9th December 2013
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While I applaud the BBC's moves so far. In the light of DQF the additional satellite capacity needed to launch BBC ONE England variants in HD for less than an hour a day's opt-outs seems a step too far. Fine for Freeview and Cable yes, Satellite in all it's flavours no.
Thank you for this, it's worth mentioning that BT TV Vision+ boxes will be carrying via IPTV BBC THREE HD, BBC FOUR HD and BBC NEWS HD from tomorrow for those who currently get the four existing PSB HD channels via that platform. (BT Care Forum post on Saturday).
You need to work on getting the channels offered on COM7 available via IPTV on ALL YouView services too, to placate those unable to receive that Multiplex. I contend that 70pct is a very generous estimate especially with the lower power associated with these transmissions compared to the current PSB HD Mux service.
I note that the Press Release on the Media Centre announces that HD content WILL be available on the iPlayer too, hopefully this will be from launch too, Your previous post inferred that this would not be the case.
Roll on live HD Streaming too.
Are plans in hand to offer these channels to IPTV operators like BT TV so that they can be received via those platforms to placate the lack of universal coverage on Freeview.
If not Has any consideration been given for Connected TV iPlayer users to have access directly to the HD programming live via the iPlayer apps in streaming format, bypassing the IPTV operators.
I'm disappointed that the HD iPlayer options for these channels aren't being worked upon in parallel with playout.
Such a shame that so many people using Freeview will be missing out on BBC FOUR HD / CBEEBIES HD and BBC NEWS HD. as their transmitters wont be carrying them.
Would really love to see a live streaming HD option on the Connected TV iPlayer service soon for us unfortunates who will be missing out.
Issue developed ....
I have a programme that's stalled during the loading process.
I can neither resume the load OR delete the partially loaded programme.
How can I resolve? Other than deleting the whole thing and starting affresh.
Just a point, is the BBC happy with directing users of Playlister to commercial sites, which require a subscription (Paid in the case of Spotify - their free product is user time constrained after a trial period) to enjoy using Playlister continuously? There's also the issue of directing users to a site with commercials (ads) as well, that some would consider a problem. I'm fully aware of the external linking arrangements with the web content on www.bbc.co.uk but is this not getting a little close to the traditional broadcast 'product' or 'service' that the BBC offers?
This is good news, I await the flow of the newly processed HD programming with anticipation. I suppose the legacy of being first has handicapped the iPlayer from the start, I was one of the initially invited triallists, it's tech being built on the fly as the product developed. The sight of newer European players being able to instantly run programming as it ends has always frustrated me. SVT being immaculate with it's delivery system.
I'd really like to see a queue available on the website, explaining when programmes being encoded are likely to be available. It'd avoid frustration.
I presume the radio product is preparation for the catch-up service to start in 2014.
This announcement ties up a few loose ends with the BBC iPlayer Downloads launch of a few days ago.
I trust the cloud storage acquired matches the requirements outlined in the DG's comments last week of extending the window from 7/30/7 to 30/30/7 once approved by the Trust, and the additional Radio One and adhoc channels outlined.
I can understand the reasons for the Windows format drop now, but also can empathise with those who find it's loss frustrating. Perhaps some notice of this type of change might placate complainants in the future.
a. What are the current timetables for
1. expanding the number of HD programmes from BBC ONE and TWO that are currently only available in SD on the iPlayer?
2. adding BBC THREE and FOUR HD programmes to the platform? I last heard around Apr 14.
b. When will HD streaming become available more widely from the TV services online?
c. Any news on new platforms for Connected Red Button?
At last a replacement for the flawed DLM. One immediate issue Win 8 / Chrome .... The Windows window appears not to want to maximise to fill the screen. The box on the top right does nothing when clicked. Full screen to watch can be, of course activated within the player window.
Would be nice to have that fixed.
Thanks for this,
1. I am concerned that the promised retransmission of 'worthwhile' BBC THREE and BBC FOUR programming on BBC TWO seems not to be implemented yet. I believe adjustments to the schedule to carry these programmes were part of the agreement between the Executive and Trust to scrap BBC HD in favour of BBC TWO HD.
2. Can you ensure that between 1600 and 2400 daily Native HD programming is the norm, and repeats of upscaled SD material are located elsewhere in the schedule. It's disappointing to find 1630-1800 consists of Upscaled old programming
3. Would you consider with your BBC THREE and BBC FOUR colleagues bringing the Eurovision Song Contest Semi Finals and the Proms Concerts across to BBC TWO so that the excellence of the HD production is maintained.
4. We need a decision soon on how the Corporation is to address HD access to other networks live, either via IPTV or other means.
5. The Executive needs to address with the Trust getting EVERY programme transmitted in HD on the iPlayer now many are not, and soon every programme made in HD regardless of whether transmitted in that format on it too.
Sad to see this go, Incidentally, will there be an 'About the BBC' blog to discuss BBC TWO HD and the Corporation's plans for the now lost 'channel' for HD content from channels other than BBC ONE and BBC TWO..
How are we going to watch these brilliant programmes in HD, with the closure of the BBC HD Channel?,
Good move, but also concerned at the target launching. I would expect the Corporation to have a broad range of release platforms at the start, even if this means delaying launches to accomodate this.
I sincerely hope that HD sourced material on the non HD channels, BBC ONE HD and BBC TWO HD (soon to replace BBC HD) will be made available in HD via this platform to make up for the loss of simulcast with BBC HD's closure.
Please reassure me that ALL 2012 vintage connected TVs will be switched to this service, and that once again early obsolescence wont be repeated, as with Sony 2010 receivers.
... #17 Channel 4 outbid the BBC, it's not a question of the BBC not wanting or trying.
Firstly thanks for the coverage, although 99percent of that should be directed to the OBS crews.
A few limited points that need making
BBC Trust ...
1. Should have gone further and reduced CBBC / CBeebies to one channel to provide additional bandwidth (esp for DTT users)
2. Should have suspended both the HD quota and the expiration iPlayer rules until the end of September, to enable full catchup of programmes broadcast, both Olympic and Non Olympic in nature. Some good stuff will have been missed.
3. The non Olympic trailers and 60 seconds were obtrusive and not needed.
Video Player should have been made available well in advance for testing. The help pages were promised to be revised, they weren't. Despite a high DL rate in excess of 14M it still buffered regularly for me.
General Navigation of the website was haphazard, and yes over reliant on reversioning the official London2012 site, whose feeds regularly were overloaded.
No criticisms except for rota of lead presenters. The expertise of some was overlooked. They played the 'uninformed viewer' role in conversation with sports specialists well.
Brilliant location and excellent move to relocate to the Park.
Personalities of note Mishal Husain, Clare Balding and Ian Thorpe less so Gary Lineker
Thankfully the Corporation has been rewarded with the rights for 2014-2020 by the IOC. It's a great pity that DQF has to be implemented after this triumph.
As others have said excellent, however can it be extended (along with full screen playback, a long term annoyance that it's not been provided up to now) to the Live player in the Desktop ASAP.
It'd be nice to know how the implementation of this on connected devices is to be achieved. Is there to be an IPTV Live Player made available to these services too, to augment the broadcast service.
Finally when will these streams be available in HD?
Press Pack doesn't mention HD coverage of the semi-finals, Please assure us that they will be simulcast on the BBC HD channel too.
Sad to see that the BBC TWO NI Irish Schools finals matches on Monday are not to be shown nationally via the red button for the second year running. Hope that there will be a web feed to make up for the disappointment.
... Mon 19th (Sorry) ... all platforms too.
Any chance of the Irish School's Sports afternoon as being shown on Monday 17trh on BBC TWO NI being available as it used to be on Red Button UK Wide? Please?
Any chance of making Sport Programming available on Connected Devices in HD? Most items that were transmitted in HD are when available on the iPlayer only in SD.
Excellent idea from Alex. Which I support.
info on model and software release ...
M03.R.769 on a BDPS360
Connected TV ... Wonderful idea, but where's the maintenance.
Firstly, there's no way to report Connected TV issues with the iPlayer, there's no mention on the support report menu of the service, therefore no means to report these problems.
Secondly, do the BBC Check it's connected operations for problems. Since October of last year the iPlayer 'Big Screen' interface on Sony BluRay players no longer identifies programmes when playing them, replacing the programme name with
'Title Unknown' and when playing radio programmes the screen saver no longer works. If these problems and the length of time they are left outstanding is an example of 'aftercare' then it doesn't work.
Apps ... like the BBC News one should be produced so that they are not so restricted to specific year models. Making basic versions available throughout all generations of receivers.
With DQF what is to happen to BBC FOUR's HD programming, if BBC HD which carries a hybrid HD service with content from BBC TWO, THREE and FOUR is replaced by BBC TWO HD?
Are these programmes to be restricted to 576i transmission? If so can the HD versions please be released on the iPlayer for computers and connected devices once transmitted in 576i.
Must admit to being saddened at the potential loss of the excellent science, nature, history and documentary HD programming from the channel.
BR Player is certified, player has up-to-date software and has been escalated to Sony.
Could there be a TV and BR connected devices tab added to the complex reporting process on the iPlayer site, this method of distribution is totally ignored currently in that process?
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