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VOD micropayments research

June 18, 2009

A footnote in the Digital Britain report recommends £30m (E36m) be set aside for research by its Technology Strategy Board (one of several new bodies it recommends to take up tasks outlined in the Report). One of the TSB's priorities is collaborative research on a consolidated micropayment scheme for VOD.

While its preamble to the recommendation does make reference Virgin's much vaunted 50%+ usage, even though this is mainly free catch up, it makes no reference to Kangaroo, the consolidated VOD site that was banned on antitrust concerns.


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