I doubt it'll stop the hardcore torrenters...
Simply said if your used to acquiring your media from a certain outlet, you'll continue doing so.
What pisses me off is the neanderthal atitude fo network TV execs with regards to online streaming.
E.G. Why cant the BBC, ITV, C4, 5 all have every programme they output accross their channels on catch up? And why are some shows available for longer than others?
E.G. 5 showed Sons of Anarchy S5 earlier this year, and it was on demand 5 - but now they are repeating it on 5usa - it's not. The only outlet I can get it is through purchasing it at a greatly over-inflated price.
I have to wait indefinitely for netflix to get it.
Same goes for Dexter season 7.
I am NOT paying £25 a show for HD versions, nor am I going to pay Sky £50 a month to watch a handful of shows.
Netflix has been going great guns of late, and it's more watched in our house than mainstream telly - Orange is the new Black, house of Cards, the back catalogue for Sons of Anarchy, and they're getting better with their movie selection.
If TV executives got their fingers out their bums then they'd see that there is demand for on-demand at a reasonable price , and they'd get a whole new bunch of people hooked on their shows in the future.