NTl/telewest able to compete with sky

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I recently read in the news that Ntl and Telewest are in the process of a merger and will soon be able to fight the ultimate overlord that is sky.
Personally i don't think so. Please give me your feedback
 

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Can't see it happening, particularly whilst they buy a lot of their programming from Sky. :)
 

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No chance.

Cable companies will NEVER get decent penetration into rural areas (the nearest cable service is 35 miles from here) How they expect to compete when they cant actually reach the majority of the country defies any sensible argument.
 

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As far as i know TW and NTL have been the same company for a couple of years,,well up here they same to be thick as thieves anyways...lol...and both as bad as each other with there tv packages,,phone and broadband i may add...
 

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mick32 said:
As far as i know TW and NTL have been the same company for a couple of years
They were separate companies just mainly agreed not to cover the same areas.
 

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telewest uses nagra 1 dosen't it, i guess it is cracked to hell and high heaven now;
 

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adamclark1234 said:
telewest uses nagra 1 dosen't it, i guess it is cracked to hell and high heaven now;
Both NTL and Telewest (now both NTL) have problems with people with compromised cards and receivers.
 

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Both NTL and Telewest (now both NTL) have problems with people with compromised cards and receivers.
So do they mess with the original cards or do it like satelites with cams and patching

Don't they also disconect the conection aswell when you unsubscribe form them (never had cable, sats all the way)

PS: Sorry for talking about cable stuff in these forums
 

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adamclark1234 said:
Sorry for talking about cable stuff in these forums
I know I started it but...

Best not to - sorry it's in the rules...

:-rules :-respekt
 

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No - you cant. Totally different transmission technologies.

Time to close this thread as its outside the scope of this forum.
 
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