There are 2 types of licensing, MVPD and OTT.  MVPD is closed network only, and 
allows all content to be distributed via that closed network (all locals, all 
content on those locals).  OTT is over the open internet but does not generally 
include the ability to provide all content (some channels are available, some 
are not, some channels black out certain content).  One big difference as well 
is that OTT requires that we sign deals with huge monthly minimums, as much as 
I wish I had the cash that Google and Sony have I simply don't so we decided to 
stick with the MVPD model.  

Layne Sisk
ServerPlus
801.426.8283, ext 102




           

-----Original Message-----
From: Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com] On Behalf Of ch...@wbmfg.com
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 3:17 PM
To: af@afmug.com
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] RodeoTV vs. RealChoice TV

Well, the are all allowing all the other streamers to deliver it via the public 
internet, why not RCTV?

Does not seem fair to discriminate against the smaller companies like this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Clint Wiley
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 3:12 PM
To: af@afmug.com
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] RodeoTV vs. RealChoice TV

I agree that a VPN makes plenty of sense. I get why they do it but it adds an 
expense that may take me a good bit of time to recover.

Thanks,
_________________________

Clint Wiley
Hagerstown Fiber Internet

> On Feb 23, 2018, at 4:56 PM, "ch...@wbmfg.com" <ch...@wbmfg.com> wrote:
>
> That is not by choice.  The content providers all have a different 
> tolerance as to how their product is piped around.  RealChoice could 
> drop it and probably ship the product over the public internet and 
> never get caught, however they risk losing channels if they ever get caught.
>
> Not sure what their current deal is, when I was working with them I 
> was trying to get the programmers to allow content via VPN or VLAN 
> over VPN (silly, right)  over the public internet.  Some of them were OK with 
> it.
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Matt Hoppes
> Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 2:46 PM
> To: af@afmug.com
> Subject: Re: [AFMUG] RodeoTV vs. RealChoice TV
>
> RealChoice would be a great option if they would drop their private 
> line requirement.
>
>> On Feb 23, 2018, at 15:39, Clint Wiley <cl...@hagerstownfiber.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I wanted to see if any of you are offering IPTV to your customers. If 
>> so, are any of you using either RodeoTV or RealChoice TV as the 
>> wholesale provider? Can any of you provide feedback, thoughts, 
>> experiences, etc. on either provider?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> _________________________
>> Clint Wiley
>> Hagerstown Fiber Internet

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