Iâ€™m still not happy about the SkyOne switchoff, and Iâ€™m still looking at the possibilities of switching it over to Sky+ and someone else, but a short discussion with Virgin has resulted in 20% off my monthly bill, a shed load more channels and a doubling of my broadband speed.
They must be really quite desperate to stop people shifting away. And being the shallow, mercenary type that I am, Iâ€™ll be more than happy to take advantage of that. Theyâ€™ve bought themselves a little more time; if they can get the new VoD service up to any kind of standard in the near future, then maybe theyâ€™ll still have a customer at the end of it.
Dude, bit torrent. If you had a mac watching your neatly downloaded movies on your nice TV would be a doodle, but it’s still pretty easy on a windows machine.
The Virgin Central (or whatever it’s called) service sounds really interesting. If they can negotiate on demand/cable rights for shows like Lost, 24 and the Simpsons then there will be no need for SKY ONE anyway.
Especially if they can come up with a fixed fee for watching as much as you like instead of pay per play.