Lot of the forums are indicating Sky have found a fix for Card sharing and rolling it out over the next few months some are saying SSN SS4 Sky Atlantic and a few others are already off , if so IPTV will boom as so many are on C/S now that is unless the brains working outside of the main providers come up with another fix .
Not quite the case - been following this story for a long time - Sky had a fix about 5 years ago, which is why there are no HD's on general Sky card share - they've had it all along. Question is why have they not implemented it?
I believe is they have to pay for the encryption to security company & numbers are expensive. Still would have thought that as they had shown their hand to be capable of this already and such a while ago, it would have happened already?
We were told 5 years ago with CS and personally I did think would be off by now! Surpassed my expectations by that time period so far.
IPTV different ballgame
, streams already decoded officially, no card sharing. Any unencrypted stream you can easily share on the internet. Not same thing at all. Also hosted in countries with different rebroadcast laws, so as far as many countries are concerned, legality is different - then in the realms of international law. Complex.
My personal feelings about 'cheap Sky' is as long as Sky over charges and does not make content readily available for overseas, then this will continue - as it has done in one form or another for 20 years or so. A game of cat and mouse? All I know is that in my lifetime since Sky was born, there has always been an alternative.
Of course if Sky reduced the wages by 90% for fools kicking around a ball, then your TV cost would be far less....though that still does not allow for international transmissions, which Sky simply have dropped the ball on and need international license agreements (and at reasonable costs)
You can't be in a world where you can get anything on your internet, but not your local TV, because they are not capable of negotiating a reasonable contract.