The Competition Commission said today that its anti-trust investigation into Project Kangaroo, the joint internet TV venture by BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4, will take longer than expected. The trio of broadcasters has asked for more time to negotiate how they plan to operate the commercial video on demand operation. …
I htink in this case I'd far rather have an industry standard, or should shops sell NTSC TVs as well...
Instead of bitching about the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 how about actually providing a similar service?
Oh yeah, you can't. Not because you can't afford it but people would suddenly wonder why they are paying to watch the 35th re-run of the Simpsons. And noone would pay to watch Gladiators.
Having watched plenty of stuff on the iPlayer, ITV.com (F1 coverage and Tour de France) and C4, I wish someone would just shove Sky into a big deep hole.
In other news...
The case was escalated to the Competition Commission by the Office of Fair Trading at the end of June. It received submissions from Sky, Virgin Media and others raising concerns.....
. on whether they could freeload off the back of other broadcasters' budgets for R&D whilst maintaining complete control of their own fibre and satellite infrastructure and not putting a penny towards future development.
Today Sky and Virgin announced record profits thanks to increases in "child" benefit payments originally designed to reduce child poverty and a new service called "US+7" where the entire US output is pumped on every channel time shifted to GMT. This radical new service allows Sky and Virgin to limit doing anything creative and for viewers to watch endless shite until their eyes bleed and their brains rot.
Why is Murdoch allowed to own Sky?
The guy runs a political campaign disguised as news, why don't they revoke his license. I thought that TV stations could not run political campaigns. Yet here's Murdoch dictating political stories to Fox.
He should lose his license. Look at that Sun reporter that was going to run against Davis, again Murdochs lot running political campaigns.
Murdoch's best mates with Tony Bliar
That's why their dynasty are (still) allowed to run Sky, though obviously Murdoch's antics (eg with cross-media ownership and control) go back before Bliar (hell be upon him forever) ever came to darken these shores.
Take a look at what goes on elsewhere in Europe to see that it *can* be done differently... broadcasting based on genuine technical standards rather than some pre-release proprietarily-bastardised commercially confidential standard, content that offers genuine choice not just Sky's bigger range of repetitive dross than you've ever seen before, etc.
A pox on both their houses.
Re: Snake Plissken's post
Sky do run a similar service called Sky Anytime, that currently runs on PC's.
However to get it, you either have to have a Multiroom subscription (+£10 a month addon to your subscription, & the cost of a second box) or if you're not on their Multiroom scheme, pay £10 a month extra on your subscription...
Either way, you're paying £120 per year to access their service...
No wonder the possibility of a "free" rival/competitor to their service, that can run on say, Nintendo Wii's or PS 3's via broadband for example, fills Sky with alarm & dread...
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