15 mln UK homes to have video-on-demand by 2008

With the most developed digital and pay TV market in Europe, it is hardly surprising that the UK also ranks as the most diverse and developed market for on-demand services. According to Screen Digest, the UK is home to examples of every form of on-demand delivery, from standard cable near-video-ondemand services, through satellite Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), to full-blown IP-enabled DSL television platforms offering true video-on-demand over the telephone line.

With the most developed digital and pay TV market in Europe, it is hardly surprising that the UK also ranks as the most diverse and developed market for on-demand services. According to Screen Digest, the UK is home to examples of every form of on-demand delivery, from standard cable near-video-ondemand services, through satellite Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), to full-blown IP-enabled DSL television platforms offering true video-on-demand over the telephone line.

If reported plans by British Telecom go ahead on schedule, the UK will soon also add a hybrid digital terrestrial plus DSL system to the list in the form of BT Freeview Plus. Europe

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