Tech & Science We Don't Need Broadcast TV Any More

07:40  17 may  2017
07:40  17 may  2017 Source:   Gizmodo Australia

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Telstra has admitted to misleading customers, charging up to 100,000 people for signing up to ringtone, gaming, or other digital content subscriptions without payment details or identity verification taking place. There's gonna be a whole lot of refunds going out for this.

Keep in mind, though, that most of these services don ' t offer unlimited access to broadcast channels like NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. I rarely watched broadcast television because I tend to stick with Apple TV for my TV and movie watching activities.

  We Don't Need Broadcast TV Any More © Getty Last night, I sat down in front of my TV to watch the Eurovision 2017 Grand Final on SBS. Then I quickly caught up on the day's news on ABC -- I was out for most of the day. I had a bit of a muck around on YouTube. Then I switched over to Foxtel and watched the F1. I did all of this without anything other than a power cable plugged into my TV. And it felt f------ futuristic.

On my 2016 Samsung SUHD TV -- so a new telly, but not the newest and most exciting QLED -- I have a whole bunch of streaming video apps installed -- Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Play, ABC iView, SBS On Demand, YouTube and so on. Your TV might have them too. I haven't really paid them much mind until now; I've got an Xbox plugged in and it generally does a better job -- and it would have done this same job, which is also my point.

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How many episodes? How long is each epsiode? Will they be strictly broadcast or also be webcast? I too am concerned that we don ' t have what we need , and I have voiced these concerns repeatedly.

I don't have an antenna plugged into this TV. A year ago, one Eurovision ago, this would have been A Big Problem. But it wasn't. Because over the last couple of years, and especially the last few months, the experience of watching free-to-air broadcast TV in Australia without the broadcast bit has become pretty impressively good.

I know this is a low bar to set, but that's because up until recently the state of play for Australia's streaming video was pretty f------ terrible. It's been a tough road to get to where we are now, and it feels like it's been a hard-won battle. We got iView in 2008, and that was awesome. We got the commercial networks' streaming apps a while after. We got Foxtel Play instead of just... Foxtel. We got Chromecast-enabled TV streaming apps. We got HD streams. We got live streams.

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The Broadcast TV Fee will increase periodically to defray a portion of the real increases in the cost of retransmission imposed by broadcasters . I don ' t need or want basic tv service. In fact, I get better signal using my "OTA" (over the air) antenna. Better signal, more consistent picture quality, not

In recent years, the cost to retransmit broadcast television signals has more than doubled. The Broadcast TV Fee is an itemized charge on your bill that is intended to offset a portion of the costs of retransmitting broadcast television signals.

The picture looked good, and the sound sounded good. It looked like, y'know, digital TV looks -- not gorgeous, but serviceable. Both internet-delivered live streams were more or less live, so I could tweet along with the #SBSEurovision or #F1 hashtags and not be embarrassingly behind the action. My experience just ticked all the boxes it needed to tick. It didn't feel like an utter goddamn challenge like it has in the past.

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If the re- broadcaster refuses to pay more , the local TV station let the current contract expire and then you see no broadcast of that station through that re- broadcaster . You don ' t need to watch all the stuff -- do something else - play with the kids, join a real sports league, read a book or a newspaper!

You need broadcast TV for local news, weather, and emergency notifications, especially as a fail-over service in case TV service provided by a cable or satellite provider experiences an outage. If you don ’ t care for the Academy Awards, don ’ t watch the ceremony.

I could jump between the SBS live stream and YouTube to show my mum one of the semi-final Eurovision performances that had already aired. I could jump back into the SBS app and have it streaming again seconds later. Later in the night, I could jump between the first couple of laps of the F1 and the hilariously It was an absolutely normal TV experience, just like the old days, except it was all delivered over the internet. This is goals, people.

This is a genuine achievement, too, whether you're a cash-strapped national broadcaster or a cable TV giant with a massive legacy system of poles and wires and coaxial cable and set-top boxes. This isn't an ad for Samsung, it isn't an ad for SBS or Foxtel; it's just a hooray that things are better than they were. I am genuinely excited to watch this phenomenon of TV on the internet slowly evolve in the years to come.

We're finally getting somewhere.

Slater slams ABC for "unforgivable" broadcast .
Former Socceroos legend Robbie Slater has unloaded on the ABC for its "unforgivable" coverage of the match between Liverpool and Sydney FC. Former Socceroo and Fox Sports football analyst Robbie Slater has been front and centre of a social media backlash over ABC2's coverage of the friendly between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium, claiming it was "embarrassing" and "unforgiveable.

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