Thursday, February 17, 2005

Britain A Hotbed For Illicit TV Downloads

Britain has emerged as the world's biggest market for downloading pirated television, driven by tech-savvy fans who are unwilling to wait for popular U.S. shows such as "Desperate Housewives."

Yeah at last we are the best at something, ok so it's downloading TV shows from America, but surely that just proves how tec savey we are in the UK. After all why do they think everyone has a 1 meg line. You hardly need that to read the BBC's website.

What do they think is driving the growth of Broad band in the UK? Online gaming? I Think not.

Britain's status as a TV downloading hot spot, revealed Thursday in a study by U.K. technology consultancy Envisional, could pose problems for U.K. broadcaster BSkyB, which is counting on high-profile U.S. shows such as "24" to draw new subscribers to its satellite TV service.

According to Envisional, Britain accounts for about one-fifth of TV downloads through file-sharing networks such as BitTorrent and eDonkey, more than any other country, followed by Australia and the United States.

Apparently you are all "24" addicts as that is the most popular show we download.

Which reminds me remember how they used to show an ep of "24" on BBC 2 then straight away on BBC 3 would be the next ep. Well after that they had a show where they would talk about "24" and go live to the USA and the Americans always had to be careful of not giving away what had happened in the USA. The presenter always made such a big point of it being out in the USA before the UK.

You don't think the BBC could have accidental encouraged people to go out and get BB to download "24" from the USA before it was out in the UK now do you?

After all there are no advertisements on the BBC so they don't care where you watch it as long as you are talking about it and getting others to watch it.

Naughty, naughty BBC., what would anti say?


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