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Read this: BT switch-off signals the end for traditional pay TV over terrestrial platform

Summary: Sky came back two years later with a new basic pay TV service, circumventing Ofcom's regulatory jurisdiction, by launching Now TV as an internet-based service, targeting Freeview homes who wanted low-cost, entry-level pay TV. And the internet ultimately killed off any hope of a multi-channel terrestrial pay TV service cheaper distribution free from the technical, regulatory and coverage constraints of terrestrial TV, along with the ability to provide catch-up TV and vast libraries of on-demand content enabled Sky and new players such as Netflix to provide low cost access to content accessed by the increasing numbers of connected TVs, boxes and dongles. With the ongoing push to connected TV services, helped by the UK's expanding superfast broadband network and new 4G mobile services, plus changes to the number of frequencies allocated to terrestrial TV from the end of the decade and doubts over the platform's existence beyond 2030, the odds are against pay TV services becoming widely distributed over the UK's terrestrial TV airwaves once again. - link

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Sunday, 31 May 2015

4:18 PM

"Traditional" and "quality" have almost become alien terms...

I tried NowTV off-the-shelf from 'esco. Disappointingly, it offered almost nothing worth watching.

The future may well be RT, AlJ, Cubavision, Telesur, PressTV etc - and the ever-glorious shopping channels.


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