[mythtv] freesat from BBC/ITV
stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Fri Dec 14 00:25:00 UTC 2007
Stuart Morgan wrote:
> 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.
The phrase "lowest common denominator" comes to mind.
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