Is that still a thing?
Vodafone is gearing up to offer a pay TV service, the latest global telco to move into the four-play arena, and the scuttlebutt is that consumer offerings will go on sale in November. Vodafone has offered broadband before but sold the business to BT’s Plusnet in 2007. The mobile phone giant announced that it would re-enter the …
... were anything so forward-looking considered for the UK. Seems to be some kind of hybrid ADSL/VDSL router, TV tuner/streamer and mobile cell.
Pretty sure I saw some dirt cheap hardware prices mentioned (on-contract, obviously).
Love or hate it but Sky are knocking out some great content. If byour a sports fan that is the only place in town but with stiff competition from BT.
I watch F1 and the core team that moved from ITV to BBC are now on Sky and producing great content both during and outside of the race weekend. This is at the expense of the BBC coverage which was excellent but now nowhere near as good but the Sky coverage is an improvement over what was excellent BBC coverage. Having written that if I didn't get F1 with my HD subscription I would not subscribe to sky sports just to get the once or twice a month F1 races that anyone wanting F1 now will have to do.
In my opinion Sky do in the large provide value for money if you enjoy watching their content.
I wonder if VM's expansion plans are a reaction to Vodafone entering the TV market or just BT's push for market share? As VM have shown they have no interest in creating content they should let others provide services on their infrastructure and see the take up increase. Earning something from the homes their wires are installed in is better than nothing!!
A much better move would be to replicate what they've done with Spotify and Netflix, and sign up as many other over the top content providers as possible, and integrate access to their content into a single unified interface. A gate-keeper role like that fits in nicely with their plans to focus on infrastructure.
If necessary, drop Tivo to make that happen.
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