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    BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

    This is a discussion on BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; look the way i see it sky got thease channels first well before anyone else so ofcom should butt out ...

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      Re: BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

      look the way i see it sky got thease channels first well before anyone else so ofcom should butt out i mean dont get me wrong they maybe exspensive but its upto sky its there channels maybe ofcom should concentrait on getten lines sorted before jumping down skys throat


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      Re: BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

      Ofcom seem to be trying anything to stop Sky going to the appeal courts anyone remember this back in 2008 thinkbroadband :: Sky Picnic back on the cards

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      Re: BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

      Over the last 20 years Sky have led every single development in British TV. Those who are now complaining would be happy to still have analogue TV's with 3 pre-set buttons so no one else can compete with them. Sky changed all that and invented a complete new model for TV. So those who didn't have the vision and wouldn't invest in any advances are now to be given a gift of Sky's content at cut prices - bet they use it to increase their profits rather than pass the full benefit onto the customer.

      The last time Ofcom interfered with Sport I lost lots of football and could only replace it by buying from a second supplier. This was claimed to be a victory for the viewer when all that happened was I paid a lot more to watch what I received. Do Ofcom really know what they are doing? I doubt it.

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      Re: BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

      Anybody else think this intervention by OFCOM is a bit weird?

      Why are they forcing sky to sell their Sky sports channels for a lower price to Virgin. Wouldn't the organic way of this sorting it self out be that Virgin sets up their own sports channel and then bids on the rights Sky currently have? This would lead to more competition between the two companies and therefore lower prices.

      I agree that anti competetive behaviour being needs to be watched but this is something that doesn't need intervention.

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      Re: BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

      Quote Originally Posted by thedon_1 View Post
      Wouldn't the organic way of this sorting it self out be that Virgin sets up their own sports channel and then bids on the rights Sky currently have? This would lead to more competition between the two companies and therefore lower prices.
      But that would only work if Virgin were to outbid Sky and I can't see that happening as Sky would just pay more to get the rights.

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      Re: BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      But that would only work if Virgin were to outbid Sky and I can't see that happening as Sky would just pay more to get the rights.
      Well that's just the nature of business. o2 must have offered more incentives to Apple for Iphone exclusivity. Microsoft paid a rumoured $50 to have the GTA 4 downloadable content exclusive to the xbox for a year or so.

      Just because Virgin can't bid for the rights, it doesn't mean OFCOm should be helping them.

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      Re: BSkyB responds to Ofcom statement

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      If there is a market for 4 sports packs, then good on sky.

      Where would the premiership be without sky.
      Where would HD be without sky
      Where would 3d be without sky
      Where would digital tv be without sky

      Cut Sky's revenue and the development goes, as does all the channels.
      In order -
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      Really, I mean that, not one of those so called accolades would persuade me to get SKY (I already subscribe to Sky by the way).

     

     
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