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Discussion topic: FAST channels on Stream

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This message was authored by Jason+Golding This message was authored by: Jason+Golding

FAST channels on Stream

Do you think Sky will eventually integrate FAST channels within the stream EPG. Virgin have started to do this, there are about a dozen PLUTO channels integrated within Virgin stream EPG. FAST seems to be really taking off, SONY are launching 9 new FAST channels soon on Samsung and LG TV's. With demand 5 being integrated in to PLUTO this yea, will sky have to carry the PLUTO app to provide ch 5 on demand programming. Although I have noticed most of my CH 5 programmes within the playlist are now cloud recorded 

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Jason+Golding
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good points @GD1 however virgin media is a pay tv service too and FAST channels are integrated in to their EPG on V360 and stream boxes. 

surely if there is a demand for these fast channels, Sky will have to review, the whole idea of glass/stream was everything in one box. 

Sky Stream x 2
LG C2 OLED 55inch
Sonos Playbar
Virgin 1 Gig
Virgin Stream Box
Xbox X
Apple TV 4K
Amazon 4K Firestick

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This message was authored by GD1 This message was authored by: GD1

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@Jason+Golding  Unlikley as this is a Sky platform not a Smart TV platform.   The 2 shouldn't be mixed up.

 

Both Sky & Glass are pay tv setups so adding free ad supported channels would be a nightmare.

 

Given most people would be using a smart tv with these fast channel already there there really is no point replicating the same old on stream.

 

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This message was authored by Jason+Golding This message was authored by: Jason+Golding Answer

Re: FAST channels on Stream

good points @GD1 however virgin media is a pay tv service too and FAST channels are integrated in to their EPG on V360 and stream boxes. 

surely if there is a demand for these fast channels, Sky will have to review, the whole idea of glass/stream was everything in one box. 

Sky Stream x 2
LG C2 OLED 55inch
Sonos Playbar
Virgin 1 Gig
Virgin Stream Box
Xbox X
Apple TV 4K
Amazon 4K Firestick
This message was authored by GD1 This message was authored by: GD1

Re: FAST channels on Stream

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@Jason+Golding  Irrelevant, what VM do Sky doesn't need to copy.

 

In any event no one knows of Sky's future roadmap plans as they don't openly publish them, all answers are just guesswork.

 

Like you I'm a customer here, Sky Employees are clearly identified as such.
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This message was authored by Nigelb1972 This message was authored by: Nigelb1972

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I hope not because FAST channels are just a mechanic for flooding people with more adverts. We've got the FAST stuff on Samsung TV Plus and it's just channel after channel of out of order episodes, old films and generally poor quality content stuck in between adverts..

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