Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Competition commission's kangaroo court acts as spoiler to UK TV's web catch-up player
So the seemingly viewer friendly solution of a single catch-up web TV application for the main UK terrestrial channels has been ruled out by the cc.
It reminds me of the joke about why is there ony one monopolies commission?
How though does it leave boss Rod Henwood (clever old Ashley Highfield managed to get out and secure a premier role at Microsoft after less than 6 months as leader of the project) and his cohorts at Kangaroo HQ?
Surely if the gang can come to some form of words about sharing their code/working with others then this impasse can be negotiated away.
Seems like a shame to throw away the idea that would have reflected so positively on British TV technology.