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BBC to try out on-demand TV

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 1st 2007 1:02PM

BBCThe BBC Trust is moving forward with a new plan to allow viewers to download and save BBC programs from the last seven days for up to thirty days on their computers.

The BBC is funded by a fee paid by television owners in the UK. Certain revisions have been made to the new plan to make sure BBC's entry into the world of on-demand TV doesn't negatively affect the market or provide unfair competition for other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 and BSkyB which have also begun to dabble in on-demand services.

Some changes to the initial proposal have already been made, such as reducing the amount of time allowed to keep a program from thirteen weeks to thirty days, and to disallow downloading long-running and continuing shows such as Top Gear and EastEnders. A final decision for the new iPlayer service will be made sometime before May 2, 2007.

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I provide tv online downloads at my site http://hatecable.com so I'll have to check out the channel, I have been mainly using the moviedownloads and a direct link for that so people can use it is

November 15 2007 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Smith

Actually, it won't be WMP. That's one of the provisions, that they must find an alternate DRM scheme to the Microsoft one that is platform agnostic.

So yay for us UK based Mac owners.

February 02 2007 at 4:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They trialed it the other year as BBC iMP.

It'll be the khost P2P/WMP thing that Channel4 (in the UK) are using & it's pretty cool!

February 01 2007 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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