Video service explosion
One of the reasons Hollywood is putting up such a fight against piracy is that Bittorrent has become the main delivery of video content in the world (excepting Youtube which Hollywood does not consider a threat, yet.). But recently things have started happening. iTunes launched it's video store a couple of years ago and while it is only available in the US so far it is delivering a lot of content. Hulu, Voddler and Netflicks are also showing the market another way to make a profit. The list goes on and on as new companies try to change the way the market works.
While I find this to be a great development I'm a bit sad that companies need to out compete the old system just to deliver content in a way that pirates have been doing for over ten years. But I guess change is, as ever, ver hard for Hollywood.
Until one of these services can offer a large amount of content for sensible amounts of money in Europe however, I think I'll stick to my newest find HDMT. A great international streaming service for new movies and TV shows, all in HD.