Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Online TV blocked

If are like me, you don't have a TV but do watch great content online. I have hoped that Channel 4 would be online for my MAC soon. But their project-Project Kangaroo has been blocked by Competition Commission. Project Kangaroo, the online TV joint venture between ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide, has been blocked from launching.

The commission said the case surrounding Kangaroo was about the control of valuable UK-originated TV content.

"BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 together control the vast majority of this material, which puts them in a very strong position as wholesalers of TV content to restrict competition from other current and future providers of video-on-demand services to UK viewers,"
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