Re: Freesat needs to get a move on with VOD !!!
Freesat's main appeal thus far has been HD, not VOD. I agree, they need to get a wriggle on and activate that ethernet connection, but I don't think the lack of it is going to drive people to Sky instead. Sky's competitor in this is Virgin.
Freesat is quite some way from providing a standard, platform-wide VOD service that all its affiliated broadcasters can use (IIRC the BBC's Kangaroo project may have gone some way towards fulfilling this need on Freesat, until the idiots at Ofcom killed it). BBC iPlayer will launch on Freesat later this year but this only provides BBC content. I'm not sure the commercial broadcasters have the resources to develop their own online catchup services to run inside Freesat boxes.