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cbut
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Hi. Is there any technical reasons why stream must only be used via virgin broadband? 

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nodrogd
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At the moment the TV channels & OD content are still extracted from Virgins core network at local cable headend level & then delivered over the downstream local VM network. Therefore none of these channels or content are available outside their internal network.

The move to XGS-PON Broadband technology, along with Virgin ceasing to be a cable franchise operator in the near future will change things.

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nodrogd
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At the moment the TV channels & OD content are still extracted from Virgins core network at local cable headend level & then delivered over the downstream local VM network. Therefore none of these channels or content are available outside their internal network.

The move to XGS-PON Broadband technology, along with Virgin ceasing to be a cable franchise operator in the near future will change things.

VM 350BB 2xV6 & Landline. Freeview/Freesat HD, ASDA/Tesco PAYG Mobile. Cable customer since 1993

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Thanks for your response. So basically the live TV pictures I’m receiving on it are the exact same streams that a ‘normal’ cable tv box is picking up 

nodrogd
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@cbut wrote:

Thanks for your response. So basically the live TV pictures I’m receiving on it are the exact same streams that a ‘normal’ cable tv box is picking up 


Yep! Same source, although the delivery is over an IP stream rather than a CATV DTV broadcast mux.

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