When viewing a Now TV channel through the program guise is it possible to get Audio Description?
I know Now TV itself doesnt offer AD, but it also doesn't offer recording, which through some magic Now TV through BT does, so I'm hoping the same magic might apply to AD.
I'm leaving TalkTalk & am trying to decide between BT & Sky, my two main must haves being the ability to record non freeview channels and Audio Description.
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The only magic BT do with NowTV is take the linear stream and rebroadcast it via Multicast to the EPG which enables recordings. Any Audio Descriptions would need to embedded in the source stream from NowTV, which they don't offer at the moment.
The EPG linear channels provided are recordable on the BT TV (Youview) box and IF the broadcaster provides Audio Description have AD.
THe EPG guide identifies which programmes have AD,
The OFCOM requirements for AD delivery on Apps differ from those for linear channels.
I think my newbie brain melted. Sorry If I'm asking the obvious here, but;
If that means that:
Watching Sky Arts on Sky = linear channel so there might be AD
Watching Sky arts on the Now TV app = app, so no AD
Does if mean that watching Sky Arts on Mow TV through the BT EPG is linear & may have AD, or is app based & won't?
@LazyZog Audio Descriptions aren't currently provided by NowTV so since BT are using the NowTV feed rather than the Sky feed, this would mean no Audio Descriptions until NowTV implement it. There's no issue with either the NowTV or BT TV hardware supporting it so I'd imagine that it's a software restriction at the moment.
Cuureently a quick snapshop of some of the chasnnels currently
Sky One SWAT has AD
Sky Witness 911 doesn't
Sky Atlantic Britannia has AD
Gold Vicar of Dibley guide says AD but doesn't appear to be
Comedy Central Friends has AD
Sky Comedy Curb Your Enthusiam doesn't
SyFy Eureka doesn't
Sky Crime Dennis Nilsen doesn't
Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year doesn't
Fox NCIS has AD
Discovery UFOs The Lost Evidence doesn't
MTV Teen Mom 2 doesn't
National Geograhic Ice Road Rescue doesn't
Sky Documentaries ; Rolling Stone doesn't
Sky History Curse of Skinwalker Ranch doesm't
Sky Nature Reef Wrecks doesn't