The History of Satellite Broadcasting

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  1. markannis

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    Hi,

    I'm currently at University and as part of my Business Course I am carrying out a Strategic Analysis of Sky Digital. Part of the work is to investigate the History of Satellite Broadcasting and I was wondering if anyone out there has any links to some decent web sites detailing the history of Sky and BSB.

    Any info would be greatly welcomed.

    Regards

    Mark
     
  2. markannis

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have any interesting links to information/news on Satellite Broadcasting???
     
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    Hi markannis

    I have been looking myself but have not come across anything, type in BSB and you get Back Street Boys.
    From what I can seem to remember for the end of BSB, Sky was in many more homes (had started selling their equipment a lot earlier than BSB) but BSB had started to take off and was proportionally increasing their share of the market faster than Sky. Sky then approached BSB and contrary to poplar belief, BSB did not go under, or was bought out (you can argue about the last bit) but they merged with Sky, Sky having the majority interest.

    Hope this of some help.

    If I get a web address I will post it, will you do the same?



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  4. markannis

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    Thanks for the info Garrett.

    If I find anymore useful sites I will post them here for you and anyone else who might be interested.

    Regards,

    Mark
     
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    You could try contacting granada television who used to own bsb.
     
  6. markannis

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    Thanks for the information guys,

    I have been doing at bit of research this weekend.

    I found a couple of sites that looked promising:

    skyride.co.uk - The site doesn't load, but says it's the unofficial history of BSkyB

    mind-advertising.com - Apparently have produced a report on the companies history, but want a £75 subscription to read the damn thing!

    BTW there is a corporate section at Sky.com which does give a brief history of the company but obviously it sounds very bias...
     
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    I seem to remember that they merged together.

    At the time I think they compared it two dualing swordsman, and after one of them had choped both his enemy's arms off, said :-
    'Lets call it a draw'

    As for channel choice, I dont know, never had either of them.

    For research, check out the following newsgroups :-

    uk.media.tv.sky
    alt.satellite.tv.europe.sky
    alt.satellite.tv.europe

    A good informative read is this post BSB a look back

    Helpful?

    Anne
     
  8. markannis

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    Thanks for the links Anne,

    I'm sure the newsgroups will be very useful for background information,

    Regards,

    Mark
     

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