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Sky’s movie download service attracts 125,000 users

March 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Sky’s Skybybroadband legal peer-to-peer download service now has 125,000 registered users. Amazingly this has been achieved in just three months. The service allows Sky customers to download movies and TV shows to their PC at no extra cost. There are currently around 300 films to select from, and Sky says this will increase to 500 movies in only a matter of weeks. Once downloaded, films live on your hard drive for a month before deleting themselves.
For what it’s worth, the AV zombie refuses to use the service because once you have installed Kontiki, Sky’s client P2P software, on your PC, there is no easy way to get rid of it. Users can uninstall the Sky front end, but Kontiki itself remains, lurking in your system, waiting to offer up precious bandwidth to other Sky downloaders. Sneaky…

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