I have been saying this to anyone who’ll listen to my drunken ranting at web networking events for 2 years now. I have believed it so much that every time I hear about another success of Sky By Broadband, 4od, BBC iPlayer or any other DRM crippled attempt to secure a dead position I snort derisively and start muttering under my breath.
TV networks are dead. The business models they maintain are dead. And the technology they are peddling now is to TV exactly what the Sony rootkit was to CDs. Dead. And likely to cause embarrassment.