Sky bags UK HBO exclusive
Not showing on a TV near you
Never saw The Wire, but I am told it is rather good. I won't be seeing it in a hurry either, now that Sky has slurped up HBO's entire library in a UK exclusive.
The deal - worth £150m over five years, according to various reports - will see iconic American TV shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos , Sex and The City, True Blood, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, disappear from free UK TV as contracts expire.
A Sky rep told the Daily Mail that the deal would give people "more reasons" to subscribe. It will also give people more reason to find US proxies.
Sky expects to have 10 million TV subscribers by the end of the year.
Proxies and torrent sites
This is the best news torrent sites and proxy server hosts could hope for....... Surely its time someone called 'time' on Skys abuse of its dominant market position? Certainly the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have been churning out some very decent content- but Skys action can only be described as an abuse of a dominant market position.
Who needs this foreign stuff anyway, The Sweeney - best TV cop show ever. Time for a modern (definitely non-PC) update.
All I can say is...
Thank fuck for file-sharing!