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Britain has emerged as the world's biggest market for downloading pirated TV, driven by tech-savvy fans who are unwilling to wait for popular U.S. shows such as "Desperate Housewives."
Britain's status as a TV downloading hotspot, revealed in a study by UK technology consultancy Envisional on Thursday, could pose problems for UK broadcaster BSkyB, which is counting on high-profile U.S. shows such as "24" to draw new subscribers to its satellite TV service.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I'd probably put the BBC out of business if you all got American network television live in the UK.
Originally posted by el_illumbrato
unlikely. Eastenders is the most popular tv soap here for the masses. So are many programs on it. And even though we have cable, dad still watches BBC news rather than CNN, or sky news etc.
BBC also does nice series.. dont forget michael palin's himalaya series etc, going out all over the world, and been shared on p2p. Even the dalai lama said he saw him on tv going around the world.
Plus BBC is public funded so cant really go out of business as such. Comic relief comes on BBC and is very popular. I cant comment much since i stopped watching tv,including ur american network on sky about 1 year ago.
Desperate British TV viewers turn to crime
Yeah it was... ...did you watch it?