You seem to be very knowledgeable about cloud technology and our business, so you should be able to draw a distinction between capability and ability.
Users don't care. Can I do it right now? That's what matters.
There is no question that our cloud service is capabale of providing the service anywhere. Knowledgable as you are about android as well, and having had the benefit of Alexei's demo you would know that our TV technology is deployable as an app, and as such our cloud-content can be accessed anywhere, on any android device. It just so happens that at this point we do not have the rights to do so. But to suggest that there is any limitation on our technology to keep the capability strictly within the wifi range of the home in question is ...well...you know, the "D" word.
Where did he say that? The article says this:
Despite its "cloud" name in the monikor, recorded programs are not available outside the home. Users can only playback recorded programs on their television or tablet within their home
And his comment in this thread said this:
As I wrote in my article, I consider the "cloud" and "TV anywhere" labels to be hype because the reality is you can't watch the recorded shows anywhere, only within Wifi range of your home internet connection.
Which is entirely true, because that's what I actually get if I buy it today.
says this (emphasis mine):
With the ultimate objective of delivering all TV channels to all screens – TV, tablet, mobile – truly anywhere and at anytime, untethered by tangled wires linked to expensive hardware
I'll note that "with the ultimate objective of delivering" means it doesn't actually say it's being delivered today. That said, you are not delivering "anywhere" despite "anywhere" being in that sentence. Maybe one day you will, but not today. Why mention anywhere at all?
It's not out of line to question why it's in there, since you're not offering it and have no date for when you will be.
(I have no idea who at Global was where or said what to who, and no way to check any of it, so I'm skipping it.)
Finally, Susan confirmed that she told you of our limitations at this time, but certainly did not express those limitations in the context of capability, only ability, based on rights.I have more to say, but we should just let the posters weigh in on this one.
Again, where did Hugh say that there was a technical limitation? The only thing even mentioning technical restrictions is this:
For the record, when he was demoing the PVR functionality on the Ethnic channels, he said he would like to offer PVR functionality on the Canadian English channels but Vmedia was unable to. He implied it was a CRTC restriction not a technical constraint. It made sense since you could PVR everything back then for the Ethnic channels so I still don't understand why you couldn't do it for all the 60 or so channels you offer. Perhaps you could elaborate?
Which doesn't say its a technical restriction. It's an explanation for why Hugh thought it was a CRTC restriction, instead of a technical one. aka: Not a technical one.
It's not flattering coverage, so I can sympathize if you're not happy. But it's not deceptive. What you're actually offering in terms of end user capability is the same as what I get from my Aliant PVR right now, only the one I have can record every channel I subscribe to.