Yes, that is on of the things I find weird is that Omniverse is the provider but we all saw that DirecTV screen saver that day. Why would they source their stream from DirecTV and not directly from the program providers satellite feed (i.e. ESPN, CNN, etc.)? I know for a fact that cable companies do not get their feeds from directv. Nick, any insight on why we saw that DirecTV screensaver that day?
Not sourced from DirectTV.
I am not sure what specific satellite receiver hardware they are using but I am familiar with the industry leading rack-mount multi-channel commercial receiver... it includes DirectTV software so it can support commercial DirectTV customers.
Yes, but that is not what would be used on the head end of a cable system. I am just wondering how that DirecTV screensaver got there. On another question... since Omniverse supplies the 4 local NY area CBS/NBC/FOX/CW on the other services powered by there feed why does SD not give those on their premium channels?
There are many differences between Premium TV, and the other Services that are apparently utilizing the same source Streams, that would make Premium TV economical for SD. All of those other services look exactly the same, with the same channels, the same guide, and those NY area locals.
Premium TV uses their own guide data,( on HDHR app, and 3rd parties like Channels, Plex etc use their own as well), does not use the providers Cloud DVR, and does not use the local feeds. Premium TV is apparently installing their own equipment in the providers COLA to improve the Stream for subscribers. I presume all of these factors would allow for favorable wholesale rates, compared to the other services who use the entire spectrum of offerings from the provider.
Sling TV's president has stated the rebroadcast fees that locals charge streaming services make up $15-$20 of the monthly subscribers fee. The majority of HDHomerun's Connect Duo/Quattro customers purchased these devices to have access to locals without needing a Streaming service. I'm sure there may be a small percentage who have invested in Connects, prior to Premium TV's introduction for some other reason, but I can't imagine it to be significant %.
I would assume SD has no financial interest in providing local service over the OTA devices they sell, especially if it would significantly effect their wholesale rates from the provider.
There are more OTA DVR devices on the market in the US than I have seen in a very long time. Companies are investing in these products because that is where the market/industry is heading, and there is an obvious demand.
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