Reply to post: Re: I have to ask ... what is the point of Virgin *Media* ?

Virgin Media mulls ditching 1 in 3 UK facilities, starts £20m spend audit

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: I have to ask ... what is the point of Virgin *Media* ?

"No Sky Atlantic, for a start."

That was legal shenangigans by Sky. They wanted to seriously up the price to VM and VM called them on it as a monopoly provider. The resulting case forced Sky to sell at a reasonable price rather than at a price to kill VM and it's customer base. Sadly, the channels were named in the agreement so 5 minutes later Sky announced Sky Atlantic, not covered by the agreement and moved all the "good" stuff there and turned their previous flagship SkyOne into a Simpsons/Car Crash/Police On Camera wasteland.

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