A few interesting facts in today’s Media Guardian piece on BSkyB plans to offer ‘video on demand… through the use of additional recording capacity on the hard drive of newer boxes.’ They reckon five million viewers are now using the service, with two million active boxes out there. Homes with Sky+ watch 12.2% of their TV in ‘timeshift’, with blokey channel FX scoring just short of a third of its total viewing in non-live conditions. But people don’t want delayed news, with only 0.6% of news viewing being non-live. Makes sense.
Plans to ‘force’ a package of preselected recordings make sense, too. I’m just surprised it’s taken so long. I wonder how they’ll make judgements on what constitutes ‘a selection of the week’s top programmes’?