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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(01-18-2018 08:20 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  https://ting.com/blog/streaming-tv-servi...ming-2018/

Looks like we are going to get some more choices for TV streaming. Notably T-Mobile and Verizon are following AT&T.
T-Mobile bought pay tv Layer 3 and Verizon is looking to buy a cable company.

Here is YouTube video from the T-Mobile CEO.
https://youtu.be/hZJDAJDD-uw

What would T-Mobile do here rent you a set top box from their retail store and then have cable packages you can buy from them?

The premium Layer 3 package was 75 a month for 12 months. Comcast is 80 but has all the movie channels. Is T-Mobile going to hit you with fees on top of it like Comcast?

Is the potential there for vertical savings? T-Mobile One is 70 dollars a month but reduces as you add lines....so could they treat TV as a line so for 120 dollars you've got a premium TV package plus unlimited data? Comcast is 110 but with taxes and fees more like 130. Comparable but the difference is T-Mobile price would be fixed and not float up after 12 months.

It sounds like a better gamble than some of these internet.TV services where you have to buy a set top on amazon.com with questionable service support and a more restricted TV lineup of 100 channels or so. We just have to see what this really is and what the price is
01-28-2018 11:29 PM
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This isn't about the various options so much it is about Youtube TV. It is FINALLY on Roku as well as Apple TV. The article states that Youtube TV is available in over 80 markets and covers roughly 80 of the US population.

CNET : Youtube TV now on Roku, Apple TV

I think I'm finally going to check it out since we have the Super Bowl and Olympics this month (but man it's nice not having that bill).
02-02-2018 11:47 AM
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(02-02-2018 11:47 AM)TerpsNPhoenix Wrote:  This isn't about the various options so much it is about Youtube TV. It is FINALLY on Roku as well as Apple TV. The article states that Youtube TV is available in over 80 markets and covers roughly 80 of the US population.

CNET : Youtube TV now on Roku, Apple TV

I think I'm finally going to check it out since we have the Super Bowl and Olympics this month (but man it's nice not having that bill).

Thanks for the update. I've updated my post to reflect Hulu and YouTube TV are now on Roku.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(01-18-2018 08:20 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  https://ting.com/blog/streaming-tv-servi...ming-2018/

Looks like we are going to get some more choices for TV streaming. Notably T-Mobile and Verizon are following AT&T.
T-Mobile bought pay tv Layer 3 and Verizon is looking to buy a cable company.

Here is YouTube video from the T-Mobile CEO.
https://youtu.be/hZJDAJDD-uw

Layer3 has updated its website. You get to pick the color of your set top box out which is cute but this product is really expensive.

https://layer3tv.com/get-layer3/package

Discounted rate ($125)
$75 all HD channels, Starz and Epix free for 3 months.
$50 for pure fiber internet

Regular rate ($158)
$89 all HD channels, Starz and Epix free for 3 months.
$69 for pure fiber internet

If you want HBO, Cinemax, Showtime with "discounted" cable it will run you about $120 dollars. Super disappointing IMO.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
Just an update on YouTubeTV...my son was using my account in a city away from my listed market. After about 2-3 months it said it had to be revalidated back in the home area. So the three feeds come with a caveat.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
MWC... YouTubeTV has just added
TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, and TCM in your membership.
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(02-14-2018 11:44 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  MWC... YouTubeTV has just added
TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, and TCM in your membership.

And upped their price to $40/month

Im surprised they would give ground on the $5 price point advantage they had over Hulu Live TV.

Considering they have virtually the same channels, I would think Hulu at $40 (which includes Hulu Live TV, the Hulu On Demand Service, and a cloud DVR) would be a better deal than YouTube TV at $40 (which includes YouTube TV, YouTube Red, and a cloud DVR)
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(02-14-2018 12:57 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 11:44 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  MWC... YouTubeTV has just added
TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, and TCM in your membership.

And upped their price to $40/month

Im surprised they would give ground on the $5 price point advantage they had over Hulu Live TV.

Considering they have virtually the same channels, I would think Hulu at $40 (which includes Hulu Live TV, the Hulu On Demand Service, and a cloud DVR) would be a better deal than YouTube TV at $40 (which includes YouTube TV, YouTube Red, and a cloud DVR)
Updated. Thanks to you both!
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(02-14-2018 12:57 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 11:44 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  MWC... YouTubeTV has just added
TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, and TCM in your membership.

And upped their price to $40/month

Im surprised they would give ground on the $5 price point advantage they had over Hulu Live TV.

Considering they have virtually the same channels, I would think Hulu at $40 (which includes Hulu Live TV, the Hulu On Demand Service, and a cloud DVR) would be a better deal than YouTube TV at $40 (which includes YouTube TV, YouTube Red, and a cloud DVR)

Thanks for alerting me to that...say a promo stating the new channels with nothing about a price increase. As for Hulu vs Youtube...it will come down to what one best delivers the most value to you. I like that Youtube offers local channels in over 80 markets...so they have that going for them. I'm going to investigate Hulu more now...coincidentally my subscription renews around the date of the price increase.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(02-14-2018 03:02 PM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 12:57 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 11:44 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  MWC... YouTubeTV has just added
TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, and TCM in your membership.

And upped their price to $40/month

Im surprised they would give ground on the $5 price point advantage they had over Hulu Live TV.

Considering they have virtually the same channels, I would think Hulu at $40 (which includes Hulu Live TV, the Hulu On Demand Service, and a cloud DVR) would be a better deal than YouTube TV at $40 (which includes YouTube TV, YouTube Red, and a cloud DVR)

Thanks for alerting me to that...say a promo stating the new channels with nothing about a price increase. As for Hulu vs Youtube...it will come down to what one best delivers the most value to you. I like that Youtube offers local channels in over 80 markets...so they have that going for them. I'm going to investigate Hulu more now...coincidentally my subscription renews around the date of the price increase.

Current subscribers are grandfathered.

The price increase begins next month for new subs.
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