Virgin Media is now Sky
@"Cable TV company Virgin Media, for example, is unhappy with what it calls the closed nature of YouView"
Cable TV company Virgin Media is now owned by Sky. Sky don't like anything they can't control. Hence they will try to undermine the success of any service which undercuts them.
i.e. "BSkyB buys Virgin Media TV channels for £160m" http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jun/04/bskyb-buys-virgin-media-channels
(British Sky Broadcasting Group (a.k.a. BSkyB; trading as Sky)
So Sky own Virgin Media. Oh and surprise surprise, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission have done fuck all about it. So Murdoch wins and the government does fuck all about it. (But then as the Monopolies and Mergers Commission had their name changed (in 1999) to a more PR friendly Competition Commission because implying they stopped Monopolies in their name may actually mean people would expect them to stop Monopolies!).
Anything which can cut out the Sky tax on all TV channels is very good news. I can't wait for IPTV services that bypass Murdoch's empire.