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  • pmcd
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    Originally posted by Jose (JP) View Post

    The Free trial is for 7 days. As of right now we have no plans to end this promotion. It will be offered for all our new signups.
    Is the free trial still available for the Roku?

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  • Chipster
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    Originally posted by Swift View Post
    Good luck with the pre-emptive court ruling against Bell's cease and desist letter!

    It is an absolute nonsense from Bell. Cable companies transmitted basic analogue cable in the clear for 50+ years to subscribers. There is a clear analogy here to sending your signals to subscribers over the internet without the need for a proprietary box.

    Moving to internet transmission is no different to moving from analog to digital broadcasting, it is the simple development of new technologies and standards over time.

    I hope Bell get sent packing, and the courts also send out a clear message that all cable companies should send out their rebroadcasts of OTA signals in clear QAM and over the internet in apps and stop defrauding the public with unnecessary set top boxes for basic service. (Though I'm sure they will see that as outside of the scope of case before them).

    Completely agree. VMedia sounds like they have the correct licensing in place, so where is the issue in rebroadcasting?

    Read an interesting case a few years back where the owner of an apartment building in NY covered the roof and some of the side of his building with mini HDTV antennas. He was providing a streaming service of local OTA content to subscribers who used to live in that market but had moved across country or overseas. I seem to recall he was charging $5.00/month to each subscriber. I can see where the content providers would have an issue with a non-licensed product being offered for a service, but in my mind I don't see an issue with VMedia.

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  • Swift
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    Good luck with the pre-emptive court ruling against Bell's cease and desist letter!

    It is an absolute nonsense from Bell. Cable companies transmitted basic analogue cable in the clear for 50+ years to subscribers. There is a clear analogy here to sending your signals to subscribers over the internet without the need for a proprietary box.

    Moving to internet transmission is no different to moving from analog to digital broadcasting, it is the simple development of new technologies and standards over time.

    I hope Bell get sent packing, and the courts also send out a clear message that all cable companies should send out their rebroadcasts of OTA signals in clear QAM and over the internet in apps and stop defrauding the public with unnecessary set top boxes for basic service. (Though I'm sure they will see that as outside of the scope of case before them).
    Last edited by Swift; 10-05-2016, 10:51 AM.

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  • dom7
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    i have been using it for a week and its pretty good, but sometimes it freezes or volume disappears and i have to change channels and go back to fix it. Overall, i am very happy with the move.

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  • MattVMedia
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    Originally posted by pmcd View Post
    It would be nice to see Apple TV, Android TV/ ChromeCast eventually supported. .
    This is next step for us. Hopefully available next year.

    Even if we're an AddOn to the skinny package that would be great.
    CBC Newsworld is available in UChoose. If you have VMedia internet, you can add this channel for $5.95/month.


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  • pmcd
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    Really nice move in the right direction. It would be nice to see Apple TV, Android TV/ ChromeCast eventually supported. Roku is very nice but has a limited programming ( developer tools) model.

    The other thing I don't quite understand is why Canadian news channels, such as CBC Newsworld, are never part of these basic packages. While nowhere near as popular as sports, many people do follow 24 hour news channels. Even if we're an AddOn to the skinny package that would be great.

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  • Jose (JP)
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    Originally posted by daboom View Post
    Yes so far so good today. And I would love to see this on other platforms. How long does the roku trial go for as I want to get my Mother inlaw to try it.
    The Free trial is for 7 days. As of right now we have no plans to end this promotion. It will be offered for all our new signups.

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  • koreybray
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    Originally posted by Jose (JP) View Post
    We want to do it and we are working on it.
    This is great news Jose. Thanks!!

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  • daboom
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    Yes so far so good today. And I would love to see this on other platforms. How long does the roku trial go for as I want to get my Mother inlaw to try it.

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  • Jose (JP)
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    We want to do it and we are working on it.

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  • koreybray
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    Originally posted by Jose (JP) View Post

    We do want to move in that direction. However, there are regulations limiting us to provide our service or any hardware out there. If those changes come, we will welcome it gladly.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tv-s...gers-1.3760638
    Would you do what you are doing on Roku with an Android and perhaps an apple tv app? I think even the Roku model on multi platforms is a step in the right direction.

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  • Jose (JP)
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    All channels are playing fine at the moment. If you notice anything please post back and we will check it right away.

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  • daboom
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    I know for sure it did this on global channel this morning and I can't recall the other one.

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  • Jose (JP)
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    Originally posted by daboom View Post
    Yes congrats as well on this. I am doing the free trial right now. So far impressed to a certain degree. On that note I've noticed a few issues. One the sound keeps going out on various channels and have to toggle to another channel and back to fix. Also I notice the sound between channels are inconsistent where one channel is super loud and others I literally have to crank my soundbar to get decent volume not good lol and a few hours earlier one channels audio was off for a bit outta sync.
    Can you please specify the channels with which you experienced issues? Is it still persisting?

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  • Jose (JP)
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    Originally posted by koreybray View Post
    Noticed on FB you have launched VMEDIA on Roku!

    I think this is a smart move, as the trends show people are moving away from locked "TV BOXES", and more into add ons for current devices.


    Just wondering if the Android app will be coming to the Google Play store as well in the future? As well is there any plans to bring Google Chromecast into the mix as well?.

    We do want to move in that direction. However, there are regulations limiting us to provide our service or any hardware out there. If those changes come, we will welcome it gladly.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tv-s...gers-1.3760638

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