Originally Posted by Kymmy
You can't compare the two as far as broadcasting infrastructure.. Sky do not own the sats that it broadcasts on instead they just hire the transponders where as cable companies have to create it's own cable network.. Which means that the cable industries costs will be more at startup and on expansion
Oh of course. However, most of the American/Canadian companies like Videotron had the money to build a cable network in the areas it was awarded a licence. However, various companies bought each other usually on borrowed money. And rather than focusing on Content and Customer Care, they focused too much on buying each other out. Telewest out of all of them was probably the best at what it did in terms of investing in tv content,product development and customer care. NTL was a big flop at being a content provider most likely because of the debts and at the time many franchises were still analogue and in the digital areas, there was no Video on demand.