Music Choice, the multi-channel audio music service, is to leave BSkyB, having failed to reach an agreement with Sky over carriage fees.
Music Choice has been part of the Sky line-up for the best part of 15 years. Hard facts as to actual Music Choice subscriber numbers are not known but one report puts them at some 25,000 users.
Music Choice head of marketing Ellen Lesemann-Andreadis has said that the company is looking at other ways of tapping into the UK market, but losing its UK subscriber base is financially bound to be a squeeze for Music Choice.
The UK feeds will go silent at the end of this month. Similar services for Sky Germany, UPC, Telenet, Get, ComHem and Cyfra+ will all continue.