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AT&T To Beta Test Next Generation TV Platform In 2017

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CraigerM, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. CTJon

    CTJon Godfather

    Feb 5, 2007
    How would the single copy handle the local network version. Wouldn't they need a copy of each broadcast station's copy with local content and local ads? I want to record fo instance local news. They have to have copy of each of those. For broadcast stations I'd think legally they have the same issue as why we can't get a single national version
  2. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    St. Louis
    I read an article that says AT&T will use the company Quickplay that they recently bought to do this new platform.

    AT&T Unveils Next-Gen Video Platform | Light Reading

    "Further details on the new video platform are still sketchy. But it's believed to be built on the "software-defined video headend" concept that Toronto-based Quickplay Media, which AT&T bought last year, has been developing. (See AT&T Completes Acquisition of Quickplay and AT&T to Buy Streaming Expert QuickPlay.)"

    Quickplay: The Future of TV Today
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    They'd record all the locals that are recorded. If they can distribute your local to you, they can record it. But yeah, I forgot about those when I did the math, that would add to the storage requirements.
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I assumed that you included them in the 1000 channels. Especially since it is unreasonable to come up with a 1000 channel lineup without network affiliates.
  5. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    I just overestimated the number of national channels there are to be safe. If you add in locals we'll call it 2000. Still not a lot of storage by today's reckoning.

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