Brits Get Satellite on their PCs

The Brits seem to be ahead of their time, now allowing BskyB digital satellite customers to download hundreds of films as well as highlights from major sporting events onto their PCs—all for no extra cost. Stunning, really. Called skybybroadband, the service promises a good mix of films, including Hollywood blockbusters and classic movie titles, as long as they're available on its Sky Movies channels. All you need is a PC running Windows XP and a broadband connection. And all this is being done through third-party software by Kontiki, so it looks like you won't be able to then download any of the content to any other PMPs you may have handy. Soooooorrrrrrrrrry. But come on! Video on demand? WTF!

BSkyB Launches Free Movie Download Service [Bios Magazine]