masterdeals said:Either way it looks like a very expensive way to reduce a $5/mo extra charge per receiver.
Scott Greczkowski said:I see Globecast may be switching over to an IPTV platform. That could make things interesting.
GlobeCast's New IPTV Offering
GlobeCast, a global content management and delivery company, was chosen by France Telecom's IPTV arm MaLigne TV for technical management of the operator's newest IPTV bouquet, Le Bouquet TV, beginning with its launch on Feb. 1.
>From its technical operations center in central Paris, GlobeCast will manage Le Bouquet TV, offering 30 channels. GlobeCast's solution for France Telecom includes satellite downlink of the channels, MPEG-4 encoding, multiplexing, IP encapsulation and 24x7 supervision. GlobeCast will also create two mosaic index screens to provide viewers with an overview of all channels simultaneously.
The finished bouquet will be distributed by MaLigne TV to its subscribers via France Telecom's broadband internet network.
The MaLigne TV service, which delivers television content over the subscriber's broadband internet connection directly to the TV set, also offers premium bouquets through TPS and Canal+ Group, as well as Video-on-Demand. GlobeCast, a France Telecom subsidiary, has been working on projects with MaLigne TV since the service launched in 2003. Most recently, GlobeCast collaborated with the IPTV provider to aggregate and manage an interactive TV bouquet during the French Tennis Open in the Spring of 2005.
sksatellite said:HACK is when you modified a unit or something to intercept satellite signal for your own use or pass it to someone for use without paying the programming.
This is a stand along unit so it is not hack machine. At the sametime, when a dealer splitted 4 or more receivers from one account, do DTV or Dish do anyhting on this ?? Maybe they think this is elgal too.