Zynerji wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Liberty should have worked with Youtube, Netflix, or Amazon for this service. Streaming is the future, so well worth the investment to have a much better product.
I do that for living, stream stuff from anywhere to anyone on any device for 10+ years now. There were at least 5 ways for them to do that properly, but from what I saw at Amsterdam IBC show, Liberty bought some Polish company and gave them the job.
And then, they started developing the software which still to me does not look finished at all, on a CDN (Content Delivery Network) that is still away from being fully functional. With that kind of money involved, that should not have happened.
Bar the other ways of doing it, as you said they could've signed 3-4 year deal with Amazon, for example (they have both the CDN and platform to encode, protect and monetize the content). During that time they could have worked on whatever they need to achieve with their own product and get the time to actually do it without pressure, and without ruining our experience watching something that we payed for.
Us viewers - all we need is the high quality video (currently long way away from what it should be) with no stutter on easy to use apps. And do Smart TV apps, why do I have to use my PC.