20/06/2005

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Sky offering on-demand movie channels, but through a customer's PC. Will that really compete with the offerings from companies like Homechoice and of course NTL and Telewest? It's not quite the same as customers will still need a seperate broadband connection. Once BT roll-out their 21CN services like this will be offered by BT as part of the network.

BSkyB have always had a problem of not having a back-channel (hitting the red button on the Sky remote dials into the Sky Active platform, but that's a 28.8Kbaud modem).

It's likely BSkyB will offer a box with broadband connectivity, but they cant afford to alienate their existing 7+m subscribers (and upgrading all the boxes would be a costly excercise).
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