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This message was authored by Sammyg2204 This message was authored by: Sammyg2204

Hi my sky is 30 seconds behind on live sports like football

My sky is 30 seconds behind on live sports and I want it live 

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@Sammyg2204 wrote:

My sky is 30 seconds behind on live sports and I want it live 


In short you won't get it in sync with Freeview  etc as there is always lag when streaming over the internet.

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Re: Hi my sky is 30 seconds behind on live sports like football

What options can I do to make it more closer together within a few seconds of it being live 

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@Sammyg2204  Unfortunately that's the norm with any streaming service and live sports 

 

there is nothing you can do as Internet broadcasting is completely different from satellite 


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Re: Hi my sky is 30 seconds behind on live sports like football

Ok thanks 

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@Sammyg2204 wrote:

What options can I do to make it more closer together within a few seconds of it being live 


None, you can't speed up the lag

Like you I'm a customer here, Sky Employees are clearly identified as such.
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@Sammyg2204 

 

As I've commented in similar threads, only FM radio is (very nearly) 'live': all digital capture/processing/transmission/reception has an inevitable degree of lag behind real time.

 

There are some technical tricks which can reduce this but Sky does not seem to be using them, which is perhaps slightly odd given their effective monopoly of various sports coverage.

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Re: Hi my sky is 30 seconds behind on live sports like football

The best option for IP delivery in terms of delay is BT TV which uses 'multicast' and is relatively close to traditonal broadcast. Since switching to Sky for all but TNT Sports I've had to get in the habit of trying to remember to turn off notifications/avoiding social media at crucial points! 

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@TimmyBGood wrote:

@Sammyg2204 

 

As I've commented in similar threads, only FM radio is (very nearly) 'live': 

 That used to be the case, but most FM broadcasts now have a delay on them to be in sync with DAB - and a handful of stations (especially at lower power sites) are fed from the DAB signal. IIRC the BBC broadcast the pips early so they are played out on time.

 

Interestingly the BBC have recently got their iPlayer delay down from 80 - 120 seconds to just 20 https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2023/08/14/bbc-enhances-speed-performance-on-iplayer/#:~:text=Prior%....

This message was authored by Mateus This message was authored by: Mateus

Re: Hi my sky is 30 seconds behind on live sports like football

In Netherlands, when watching domestic football using an online box, the delay is 1 second. I wonder why England is delaying the broadcasts.

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