Sky complains about Kangaroo

September 18, 2008

In the ongoing saga for the project known as Kangaroo, BSkyB have entered the arena with their reasons as to why they think Kangaroo would harm their business.

BSkyB are in a unique situation where a lot of their programming is archive dependent.

It is for this reason that they feel the Kangaroo would harm their ability to offer viewers content, when it is freely available on Kangaroo.

There are also the problems associated with the funding of Kangaroo. It is owned by BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and ITV, and this means that it is partly state funded, while at the same time it is receiving funds from the public broadcast services, making it a unique service.

The problem is that at some stage the competition commission has to make the decision.

Who they decide will benefit is up to them, the viewers or the broadcasters.


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