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Old 01-03-2018, 10:20   #3016
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Sky seem to be making all the right moves for consumers just lately. I am impressed.
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Sky seem to be making all the right moves for consumers just lately. I am impressed.
l thought your analysis was that TV companies were dead in the water and will die and be replaced by the streaming giants in these coming years?.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Are SKY not gearing up to become a streaming company?

https://www.techradar.com/news/sky-p...ing-takes-over

Fits totally to OB's analysis.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:10   #3019
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l thought your analysis was that TV companies were dead in the water and will die and be replaced by the streaming giants in these coming years?.
No, I said the owners of broadcast and pay tv channels had to embrace the changes in the viewing habits of the nation or die.

Sky have clearly recognised this, as have even the BBC, and as long as they move with the times they should both survive.

In the future, instead of having hundreds of TV channels set out on the EPG, both Sky and Virgin will have a library of on demand services available to their customers. This will comprise existing VOD/catch-up services (although they would no longer be called 'catch up'), subscription services including Sky's own content under their own name, together with a range of other on demand/streaming services from Netflix, Amazon, Curzon, Filmstruck, etc. We can expect many more of these to spring up before long, such as Disney, HBO, etc.

These are truly exciting times as we move to this new era of TV, which will give us access to far more choice, so we can decide for ourselves whether to watch quality programming rather than junk.

In my view, there is a spoiler in the woods. What if the controllers of the cloud made all programmes available from all sources via subscription or on demand? I don't think that will happen, and it would require legislation to achieve it except on a voluntary basis, but unless the broadcasters adapt, their hands might be forced in order to give the population what they want.

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Are SKY not gearing up to become a streaming company?

https://www.techradar.com/news/sky-p...ing-takes-over

Fits totally to OB's analysis.
Absolutely, pip.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Out of the frying pan into the fire perhaps?

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...any-in-america
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Out of the frying pan into the fire perhaps?

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...any-in-america
Well they do say better the devil you know....!

Will this be a case of "Come back, Rupert, all is forgiven"?

Protesters will be kicking themselves that they have contributed to the delay in the Sky/Fox deal which then leads Comcast to barge in unannounced. That law of unintended consequences strikes again!
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

If Disney completes 100% ownership of Sky would ESPN switch over to the Sky Sports Channels from BT Sport?
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

No as BT Sport have a contract with ESPN.

https://advanced-television.com/2015...osts-bt-sport/
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Disney offers to buy Sky News to push through Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn takeover of Sky.

https://www.ft.com/content/680a1800-...e-e06bde01c544

https://www.theguardian.com/business...117bn-takeover
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

21st Century Fox's London office raided in market abuse inquiry

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...ropean-offices
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21st Century Fox's London office raided in market abuse inquiry

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Obviously looking for concrete tangible evidence.
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