[LINK] Freeview Launches In Australia

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Nov 26 20:08:42 AEDT 2008

On 25/11/2008 at 9:04 PM Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 25/11/2008, at 8:50 PM, David Boxall wrote:
> ...
>> Not a promising start: <http://www.freeview.com.au/> is all Flash &
>> Javascript. Unless they come to their senses, I'll be giving the web
>> site a miss.
> Given that the site wants you to watch more television, this makes  
> perfect sense...
Only if they want me to watch it online.  AFAIK, that isn't the idea.

At 10:18 AM Michael Still wrote:
> ...
> Streaming video is where it's at man. ...
Not with the current cost structure, it isn't.  The quality I've seen is 
pretty pathetic, as well.

At 10:29 AM Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Can someone give a potted definition of Freeview please? ...
More digital channels and an Electronic Program Guide.  They're saying 
that most of us will have 15 digital channels available next year.  How 
much of the content will be duplicated remains to be seen.

I presume the EPG will be Web only.  SBS is still doing their queer 
thing (transmitting only the next couple of shows in the broadcast EPG), 
at least.

David Boxall                    |  Dogs look up to us
                                |  And cats look down on us
                                |  But pigs treat us as equals
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