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reply to Mike_C

Re: Discussion on microsoft cloud tv, mediaroom grim?

lol, I know right? Cloud TV will certainly have limitation due to licensing. Netflix does well but can't come close to replacing broadcast television. Like you said about the countries, laws, and regulations. The differences between Netflix Canada and USA are huge. God, you have to proxie/vpn into USA just to get HD streaming on Netflix now.



Even though my connection shows shaw, doesn't mean i am a troll. I am actually looking into optik tv, and even though i am a shaw subscriber i am just looking at options.

Netflix offers VOD, not live broadcast tv. Microsoft cloud tv sounds like live broadcast that may be similar to aereo. Also mentions about having multiple clients pc, tablets, apps on a tv (smart tv). They only thing they most likely couldn't obtain licenses to carry canadian specialty channels, and maybe over the air. If aereo is able to obtain licenses for live broadcast, microsoft could do the same.

Again, i am looking for direction from a telus rep if ott services coming with optik (meaning i should be able to watch tv and recordings on any device in and out of the home) and is microsoft to commited to that in mediaroom 3 or 4. Or is that dead and moving into the cloud?


Vancouver, BC

@TelusQnA, So what are your sources for these supposed rumors on Mediaroom? Nothing online so far corroborates any claim you have made here (hence why you are looking like a troll). As for Microsoft's commitment to Mediaroom, why don't you ask one of your supposed industry members that you heard the rumors from to start with? Mediaroom is a Microsoft product. Telus is an end user of it. This isn't the forum to ask those questions in.

You are asking questions that none of the employees on this board can answer about the business decisions made at a very high level at Telus as well as Microsoft. Telus has nothing to do with Microsoft's business decisions.

As for Aereo, they are not a well known company and just by looking at what they offer, it's nothing like what Microsoft is planning for Xbox. Not to mention Aereo is limited to one location only and streams OTA content from collections of antennae which they do NOT guarantee will work (Remote antenna access is subject to availability at the time access is requested and cannot be guaranteed.) And Aereo doesn't have licenses as evidence by the lawsuits still in progress against them by the major American networks. You may want to research your claims a bit more.

And for licensing, if Microsoft decides to bring their own TV service to Canada, the CRTC will likely have a few things to say about it. Odds are if they ever get it working it'll be many years before they even try Canada.