crackrdbycracku: What is Sky going to do about all this? Players with a dominant monopoly for as long as Sky has had one usually implode when a new challenge comes along, Music Industry vs MP3. Will Sky adapt and evolve? My money says 'no'. They will keep pushing the same product and rely on customer apathy and inertia. But I've been wrong before.
Will Fatso make a move to online provision? NetFlix started as DVDs by post so it isn't unthinkable but they would probably need a big player partner, anybody from TelstraClear or SlingShot reading this?
Sky currently have all the worthwhile content rights tied up and their lobbyist literally has his own key to the Beehive. Sky won't be moved and they will hold competitors out of the market for years to come. The CEO of Netflix said they would not enter the NZ market to two reasons - (1) Low data caps, which is becoming less a problem lately and (2) Sky has all the rights.
Regarding Fatso (Screen Enterprises Limited), their majority shareholder is Sky - so sorry, we are screwed there as well. Sky wont cannibalise it's own monopoly with putting Fatso online.
Honestly, there is no relief in sight and as much as I lean to the right politically, the nats have always had their industry bedfellows and Sky TV won't be kicked out of bed under this government. So expect more of the same.