[mythtv] freesat from BBC/ITV

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Thu Dec 13 23:58:39 UTC 2007


On Thursday 13 December 2007 18:03:57 David Matthews wrote:
> Charles Mason wrote:
> > On Dec 12, 2007 9:22 AM, Simon Kenyon <simon at koala.ie> wrote:
> >> Freesat will be launching in March 2008.
> >> Has anybody been in contact with these folks to get details?
> >
> > Freesat is basicly an EPG and a marketing campaign.
>
> One significant difference from the current satellite service is that
> apparently Freesat will use MHEG for its interactive service.  I haven't
> seen the details but that suggests they are aiming to use open standards
> where possible.

I'd guess that has just as much to do with the fact that Freeview uses MHEG. 
They probably hope to save time and money by not managing different 
interactive services for the different platforms.

-- 
Stuart Morgan


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