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BSkyB (BSYBY.PK) will challenge Amazon's (AMZN -0.5%) LoveFilm and Netflix (NFLX -1.5%) in the...

BSkyB (BSYBY.PK) will challenge Amazon's (AMZN -0.5%) LoveFilm and Netflix (NFLX -1.5%) in the U.K. with a standalone Internet service that will cost subscribers £15 ($23) a month for digital content. The company maintains that it's not worried about cannibalizing its pay TV subscriber base or setting itself up to see more cord cutting in a common theme that's also being heard on this side of the pond from networks and providers.
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  • James Sands
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    Sounds good. I wonder if the service will be available to anyone, not just existing BSky subscribers. If so, this is a major shift by a TV servicing company with over 10 million subscribers.

     

    I'm assuming so, based on the price. I'll try to confirm and post.

     

    I think that Comcast and Time Warner will eventually have to make similar moves over the long term to compete.
    16 Jul 2012, 11:50 AM Reply Like
  • MICHAELIRISH131
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    Content distribution via air, cable, satellite, and then monetizing again over internet is where many consumers are starting to get frustrated. As some turn to internet we now see limits coming from cable internet providers trying to cap usage on a service on a product that should be doubling band width every 2 years. Structure buildout is lagging on profits not utilized for expansion. They may just create a backlog and stall tech growth.
    16 Jul 2012, 11:58 AM Reply Like
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