As the time begins to run down on the Competition Commission’s review of Kangaroo, the multi broadcaster owned Video on Demand (VoD) service, the team behind the service are considering the Competition Commission’s recommendations.
The commission feels that unless the group are prepared to allow their content to be sold to other rival platforms there is little chance of Kangaroo lifting off the ground.
The broadcasters have come back with a plan that would seem to satisfy the commission’s recommendatons and should allow the project to get going as early as possible.
However, although Kangaroo have appeared to back down and their plan means that content will be available wholesale to rival platforms, they want to limit this to the same seven day catch up content already offered by the iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD.
This would meant that the archives would only be available on Kangaroo.