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    Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

    This is a discussion on Did Virgin spit their Dummy out? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; I don't think Sky can pull their other channels from Virgin as they are under contract....

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      I don't think Sky can pull their other channels from Virgin as they are under contract.


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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by Parva View Post
      Sky got haxed in its analogue phase, they certainly weren't going to make that mistake when they went digital and as far as anyone knows Sky TV via satellite has still not been haxed. Digital cable on the other hand is easily haxed due to the poor technology they implemented.
      Sky used to offer a 1 million pound reward to anyone who successfully hacked the NDS encryption, so I guess theres little incentive to release a hack onto the internet when the money is there for the taking.

      I used to be heavily into the Satellite TV scene with a Dreambox and 1.5mtr motorised dish picking up over 2000 channels from East to West. You can use a Skycard right now in a Dreambox so the encryption method is well known.
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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Transcript of interview with Branson:

      Satellite TV Talk Not so straight-talking Branson

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      virgin set to sue sky
      Large numbers of Virgin Media customers have recently been upset by the withdrawal of 'basic' Sky television packages from its services. Channels such as Sky News and Sky One have disappeared from the Virgin (formerly ntl:Telewest) cable service since 1st of March following talks between the two companies which did not come to an agreement over the fees paid to Sky. The disagreements revolve around the fees for basic Sky channels and to a lesser degree Virgin's own channels such as Living and Bravo. Virgin have suggested binding arbitration by an independent expert but Sky have reportedly refused to enter into this.

      Virgin have today [5/3/07] announced its intention to take legal action against Sky unless the matter is not resolved within 30 days including a claim for damages. The company claims Sky has abused its dominant position. The popularity of Sky channels is well known, and Virgin has very limited options to replace this content which includes popular shows such as The Simpsons and 24 among others.

      "We are not interested in prolonging this dispute any longer than necessary but we will not allow Virgin Media or our customers to be the victim of Sky's market power. In the interest of the consumer, we want these issues resolved quickly."
      Steve Burch, CEO,Virgin Media

      Since the removal of the channels, Virgin Media have been broadcasting messages in place of Sky channels encouraging viewers to visit virginmedia.com/fairplay and comment on the situation. This has resulted in several comments critical of Virgin appearing as well. TheRegister even reports that Virgin's programme guide has renamed 'Sky News' to 'Sky Snooze'. The battle between the two companies is certainly far from friendly.

      Since Sky have expanded into broadband, the two companies are competing head-to-head on the triple-play (television, broadband and telephone bundle) market. Virgin has already criticised Sky for acquiring a sufficient ownership of ITV to prevent Virgin taking it over

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Thats pathetic! Its not even sky's fault!
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