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    News - BBC iPlayer coming to Freesat this month

    The BBC has confirmed that its on-demand iPlayer service will be made available to Freesat viewers by the end of November.
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    Re: News - BBC iPlayer coming to Freesat this month

    Any ideas as to how this will be handled?

    Will the content actually be delivered over the air on demand? Or will the data be pulled over the internet? a Freesat box is required to have an ethernet connection after all.

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    Re: News - BBC iPlayer coming to Freesat this month

    You'll access the data, on demand, over the Internet via the ethernet port on the back of the STB.
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    Re: News - BBC iPlayer coming to Freesat this month

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy40 View Post
    You'll access the data, on demand, over the Internet via the ethernet port on the back of the STB.
    Then what is it saying about red button services.

    I'm confused

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    Re: News - BBC iPlayer coming to Freesat this month

    Sound like the Red Button functionality will be extended to include video and audio feeds from over the air (as it works just now) as well as data feeds from the internet. I would suspect there will also be provision for caching data on the hard drive of Freesat PVRs as well. At least I hope so.

    I'll go out on a limb here and suggest that the new HD Freeview boxes will also include this functionality when they are finally spec'ed out and released.

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