Sky to buy Fetch TV assets for new OTT service?

Jonathan Kaye's picture

Following the announcement this morning (Tuesday January 31st) that BSkyB are soon to launch a standalone OTT non satellite or subscription based service to target the 13m homes in UK without a Sky subscription and rival both Netflix (UK) and Lovefilm, I wonder if this means that Sky will shortly buy the FetchTV assets of London based IP Vision Ltd. who recently entered administration? The two companies were already working closely together, and FetchTV offers all the functionality and capabilities Sky were describing this morning. Not that Sky necessarily need to buy them, but the technology used by the FetchTV platform is leading edge.