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Categories : BT, BT Vision, IPTV, Olswang Convergence Report, online video, Project Kangaroo, U.K.
U.K. law firm Olswang has published its annual Convergence Report, tracking British consumer attitudes to online and on-demand services. This year’s study reveals that almost a third of broadband users are regular consumers of online TV or movies – but they don’t want to have to pay for the content.
When the ‘Kangaroo’ JV between the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 launches next year, it’ll be interesting to see what mix of business models are offered.
In a related development, BT is experimenting with ad-funded VoD on its Vision IPTV service. A sign that PPV is RIP?
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Categories : Janus Friis, Joost, Project Kangaroo
Noteworthy quote from a recent interview with Joost co-founder Janus Friis in last Monday’s Guardian newspaper: “If the UK broadcasters want to focus on Project Kangaroo [the mooted online video aggregation site tying up all UK terrestrial broadcasters], then fine. We’ll focus on countries like France and China and I’ve no doubt the UK will develop over time.”