Monday, 5 January 2009

Dead kangaroo?

Project Kangaroo has been well publicised in the past year or so as the three main terrestrial broadcasters in the UK attempt to team up to deliver an iPlayer-type service that will aggregate content and serve it up on demand via broadband.

The Competition Commission put a halt to the project in December claiming that it simply isn’t fair to other retail and wholesale content providers.

The Commission has tasked the terrestrial trio to examine its structure and to specifically examine “the terms of exclusivity between the joint venture and its parents.” It’ll be interesting to see how they respond to this, failing that the future of the project is uncertain.

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