Re: Does anyone?
I hate that we move closer and closer to a US-style TV model, which seems to be completely stacked in favour of the interests of the corporates rather than the viewers, with more and more exclusives tied to single service providers or offered as PPV. TV of the future, be it IP, satellite or terrestrial is not going to be driven by quality (and I think in the UK we have still have some of the highest), but by the awful US model just because of the influence US companies are going to exert. Take the rumoured Apple TV set - I know it's all conjecture at this stage, but if it's anything like the existing Apple TV box then it's geared towards PPV/subscription IPTV and even though Smart TVs haven't really changed anything yet, companies with the clout of Apple have the influence to change the way we do things to the way America does things (or the way the company wants us to do things), be it for better or worse.
Yes, I know the likes of Sky and Virgin have already seen us off along this road, but thankfully we're still not at the stage where every new show is treated as a carrot to milk even more out of viewers (excuse the mixed metaphor).