Can LOVEFiLM activity be monitored?

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Can LOVEFiLM activity be monitored to detect users watching movies online.......
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For further information on what exact services Blinkbox and LOVEFilm offer go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinkbox
Blinkbox is the top streaming service in the UK. The 5-year-old company offers paid movies and television shows as well as ad-based free content. The videos are available on PC, Mac, PS3 consoles, tablet devices and Internet-enabled televisions.

www.lovefilm.com
LoveFilm is a UK-based provider of home video and video game rental trough DVD-by-mail and streaming video on demand in the UK. It is currently an Amazon.com subsidiary, and operates the LoveFilm website.

Blinkbox and LOVEFilm can consume massive amounts of bandwidth.

It is easy to start monitoring activity associated with them.
Just follow these steps:

1. Ping the website in question. For example www.lovefilm.com comes back as
194.117.248.100
2. Go to the website www.incidents.org and enter this IP address in the top right hand corner.
3. You will find that this IP address is part of the range 194.117.248.0/23 .
4. Log onto LANguardian and select Bandwidth\IP\Traffic distribution from the reporting menu on the left. Enter 194.117.248.0/23 as the subnet and this will reveal if you have any LOVEFilm traffic on your network. Drill down on the totals to reveal the most active clients.

Repeat the above steps for Blinkbox activity - 81.19.48.0/20