I'm a sys admin at a major mining company and responsible for budget and decisions in delivering TV content on mining staff at our FIFO villages. Some mines 50 staff, others 2000.
On news FOXTEL are doubling their channel monthly subscriptions, our bosses want to research an alternative and give them the middle finger.
FOXTEL loves how we (most) companies whom maintain a village, end up using their service to deliver to stock analog/digi tv’s, we basically have to buy a subscription for each channel, which comes with its own box which gives you one analog AV output for every channel you include in your ‘package’. These then get plexed back into a VHF coax signal out to each room and they just use stock tv analog tuner to get VHF channels 1-10 etc. So most sites have around 10 Satellite Foxtel boxes, and we even pay for Freeview channels delivered through Foxtel. Its time for FOXtel to profit off the mining boom. MOAR.
But given our mass of streaming, digital content offerings and all the bag of tricks we could ‘possibly’ use to access usually geo-restricted content, how and what options are there that we can put together and hopefully fit together to make a ‘acceptable’ entertainment package for our staff, that hopefully we can use existing end point hardware (ie. TV’s without need for new set top/media boxes).
Thanks muchly slashers!