YouView would welcome Sky despite criticism

October 29, 2010

YouView’s chairman, Kip Meek, has confirmed that Sky would be a welcome partner, despite the satellite broadcaster’s criticism of the YouView platform.

Sky recently joined Virgin Media and others in complaining to Ofcom that the YouView on-demand platform would stifle competition in the market.

However, at a Broadcast Journalist Guild event, Meeks said “It would be great, fantastic, if Sky came on board.”

Meeks also revealed that talks have been held about the possibility of Sky’s content being made available on the platform, but Sky has already missed out on the first opportunity to join YouView, as it is not accepting any new partners until after its launch next year.

Content talks with US studios are also at an early stage.


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