Help! Looking for an article.

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by cwaring, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    Someone posted a link a while back to an article on why Tivo failed in the UK; ie BSkyB. I thought I'd saved the link but can't find it.

    Has anyone saved it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Halifax81

    Halifax81 New Member

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    Can't help with the link but from what I have been told is sky couldn't get the return path to work, not sure how relevant that is though
     
  3. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Nothing to do with that. Sky/Satellite doesn't have a "return path" capability. But, as I said, that's irrelevant.

    BSkyB screwed Tivo by creating their Sky+ box.
     
  4. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    The public wasn't aware of what a PVR was back then, and Sky were in charge of marketing
    - they could have done A LOT MORE marketing for TiVo
    plus neither TV advert really showed off TiVo (see below),
    whereas a year or two later Sky advertised Sky+ on just about every single advert break.





    Is this the article you're looking for ?
    http://www.techradar.com/news/television/tivo-sky-partnership-caused-uk-flop-674341
     
  5. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    That's the one. Thanks Mike.
     
  6. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Sky certainly does have a return path??
     
  7. TCM2007

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    I'm not sure Sky paid for the ads. Might see if I can find the files in a filing cupboard somewhere!
     

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