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    Default Re: New digital platform - ForestTV!

    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    I feel rich just at the moment so registered for Forest TV. Thought I'd have to pay, but they said it was free with add-ons coming later, but didn't say exactly how much or what I'd have to pay for or what it would be called.

    So I'm not much wiser.
    It's not worth paying for (unless you are overseas or cant get Radio Nott'm). Compared to what other FL clubs offer and the size of our 'online fanbase', our digital offering is pitiful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SDRED View Post
    I think Forest TV has replaced IPlayer? I usually get the full season video and audio pass but cannot see it being offered yet on the Forest site, perhaps it will be closer to the season start? Apologies if this already has a thread, didn't show up in search.
    We are ten days away from the start of the season, and as of today there is NO information on the Forest website regards pricing for Forest TV for overseas subscribers.


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    Par for the course Brian.


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    In his recent interview Murphy said he used to put out semi-regular communication to the fans at Barnsley (think he said around once per month, but don't quote me on that). So I'm hoping stuff like this gets sorted once all the priority stuff has.

    Being frank, communication from the club has drifted towards Marthur era realms of shite over the past few years. So hopefully that'll improve over the coming year now.


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    "can't be as bad as Ifollow" my heart says hopefully.

    Then my brain kicks in and reminds me that this is Forest and that every digital platform they have released was compiled by a crackhead on a speak and spell.


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    Yeah, nothing here either, no communication or anything which is frankly piss poor. Again.

    I despair of this club sometimes, I really do.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

    — Joe Strummer

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    The fact it hasn't been used for pre-season is poor. It would help them find and fix any issues before the real season starts aswell. Oh well...


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    They better sort it out this season or i'm cancelling. I'm not paying to listen to shit music and adverts at every opportunity..


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    Can we watch Port Vale's YouTube channel instead? Excellent quality. Stark contrast to the rubbish tv offered by Forest last season.

    THE TRUTH IS THERE AND WITH IT I GO TO THE END OF THE WORLD .

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    The Burnley game is being streamed on their TV service. Maybe worth firing them an email to see if they fancy covering our first couple of league games as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    Can we watch Port Vale's YouTube channel instead? Excellent quality. Stark contrast to the rubbish tv offered by Forest last season.
    To be fair after the debacle that was ITV deal 20 odd years ago, seems the football league didn't have the slightest clue if ifollow was fit for purpose. In this day and age its using its own servers with countless off the shelf streaming servers out there that could deal with the demand. Seems the football league picked the highest bidder and to hell with what they were offering.


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    Forest used to win awards for their website every year, then the webmaster Geoff Peabody retired and Forest signed on for that corporate template website shoved down the throats of almost every football league club.

    Maybe it was cost saving, but the generic feeling of the official website has been terrible for years.


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    It is getting very close to matchday, anyone heard if Forest TV will be available for purchase, nothing on the Forest website. I think this is really piss poor!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SDRED View Post
    It is getting very close to matchday, anyone heard if Forest TV will be available for purchase, nothing on the Forest website. I think this is really piss poor!
    Nope.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SDRED View Post
    It is getting very close to matchday, anyone heard if Forest TV will be available for purchase, nothing on the Forest website. I think this is really piss poor!
    I have sent 2 emails to them both have had an automated reply, which all the information is for LAST season. The message says if you want to contact an adviser please write your message and press reply.
    The message reappears in your inbox within 3 minuets, with no reply.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brian1783 View Post
    I have sent 2 emails to them both have had an automated reply, which all the information is for LAST season. The message says if you want to contact an adviser please write your message and press reply.
    The message reappears in your inbox within 3 minuets, with no reply.
    Near the end of last season when I sent an email asking about the new streaming service, it was the ticket office that replied to me. I wouldn't be surprised if support for the streaming service isn't worked out yet, but you'd think they'd know pricing and availability at the very least.


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    Default Re: New digital platform - ForestTV!

    Well after the recent debacle of no stock of shirts in the club shop (or the outlet in the Market Square) and zero Information about the new ForestTV service for overseas fans, and messages to the club being met with (as above) useless automated replies, I am not alone in feeling the Football Club are going to have a hard time convincing me to throw another penny their way.

    Why. Why. Every fucking season, do Forest manage to make an absolute bollocks of things that should be relatively straightforward (and indeed, seem to be for many other clubs).

    I despair of this club. I really do.


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    The only good news for those of us over in the USA is that the game v Coventry this Sunday is on SKY at 8:25 am Pacific Coast Time therefore it can be seen on ESPN+ and will not be on Forest TV anyway except perhaps audio. Agree totally with you Strummer nothing less than disgusting communication from the club.


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    Default Re: New digital platform - ForestTV!

    Quote Originally Posted by SDRED View Post
    The only good news for those of us over in the USA is that the game v Coventry this Sunday is on SKY at 8:25 am Pacific Coast Time therefore it can be seen on ESPN+ and will not be on Forest TV anyway except perhaps audio. Agree totally with you Strummer nothing less than disgusting communication from the club.
    There were a fair few games last season on ESPN+ anyways, much better value than ifollow plus I could watch it on Apple TV. If this new service I can’t watch on TV I’m not gonna get it, was really shit having to watch the game on my phone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by General Lee Hicket View Post
    There were a fair few games last season on ESPN+ anyways, much better value than ifollow plus I could watch it on Apple TV. If this new service I can’t watch on TV I’m not gonna get it, was really shit having to watch the game on my phone.
    Be great to see us using a recognised platform built for streaming, Twitch or YouTube would be a powerful and progressive partnership that would see many other clubs follow suit and could even develop our reach as a club, youtubeTV offers numerous pay per view packages specifically UFC and the quality is without parallel as the club would stream direct onto the most robust service out there offering fans all the usability of the YT platform, similarly Twitch is a great platform for live stream events
    But no, let’s just stick to a service that not only we have to pay for but is riddled with terrible motion graphics and the worst advert content known to man...it’s an insult


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    It’s an absolute piss take to be be supplied advert heavy subscription content....you actually can’t make it up, either keep the ads and make it free, or ditch the ads and make it subs.

    Jokers.


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    Hey strummer, can you make LTLF a premium service, but please keep all the ad banners!


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    Default Re: New digital platform - ForestTV!

    Forest TV has certainly kept its subscribers engaged over the summer. The latest vid is highlights of the PNE game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyT View Post
    Hey strummer, can you make LTLF a premium service, but please keep all the ad banners!
    It’s as if we were to start charging users for the privilege of replying to threads!

    With most of these services, there are either advert-free, subscription models (such as Netflix, Spotify and YouTube‘s premium offering) or free, advert-supported tiers (like the free version of Spotify, and YouTube‘s free-tier, both of which are bundled with adverts. There are also subscription only offerings like DAZN, Sky and Amazon Prime.

    Forest‘s streaming option worked out (for me, in euros anyway) one and a half times the monthly cost of Spotify or Netflix, for a vastly inferior product, one that is still hobbled with intrusive adverts (which - infuriatingly - cut in over the half-time and full-time analysis), and whose quality is (compared to other video streaming platforms) dreadful.

    Because they can hold folk to ransom, the price is disproportionately high, and they’ve no compulsion to ever improve the service. IFollow was awful for the cost, and the support was (as per usual with offshored offerings) very poor, and that, coupled with often rubbish, stuttering picture quality, made it an annoyance because it felt you were being somewhat taken advantage of, paying a high price for a poor offering.

    Netflix is £8 a month for „all you can eat“; Spotify is £10 a month again for everything, in comparison, Forest‘s IFollow offering for overseas viewers worked out at £12.10 a month, but that only provided coverage during the season, and because of other broadcast deals, many matches were „blacked out“ of IFollow (because they were on another broadcaster in the same country).

    In Germany, the Championship is shown on DAZN, which I have (that costs £10.23 a month, but for that, I additionally get Serie A, Ligue Un, the Portuguese League, as well as the Bundesliga (one or two live matches a week plus highlights) as well as MotoGP, the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NFL, college football, the NHL, the UFC, and loads of other stuff I’ve forgotten about. Oh and the Champions League.

    Even Sky is only €30 a month (£25.5 but for that you get every Bundesliga match (bar those on Fridays on DAZN) and the famous „Konferenz“ (which Switches between all the matches as goals go in). Of course, you get the Premier League with that as well, as well as Formula One.

    Last season, nine Forest Matches were „blacked out“ because they were on DAZN, so that limited what was on IFollow. In those scenarios you get only audio (but that’s Colin Fray so not too bad).

    But, compared to what’s out there in the market, IFollow was overpriced crap.

    I was hoping the new „Forest TV“ service would be something new, and perhaps a better value, higher quality service. However as it is less than five days now before the season kicks-off, and there has been not a peep from Forest about the new service, I have to say, this is incredibly disappointing.

    But then, as with the current stock debacle with replica kit and training gear, it’s just another in the long line of being let down by the club.

    They could, and should, do better.


 

 

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