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BBC wants iPlayer to compete with iTunes

by Brad Linder, posted Mar 7th 2007 11:21AM
BBCThe BBC is hoping its new iPlayer software will give Apple a run for its money. The software will provide content from the BBC and other broadcasters to worldwide audiences.

In order to fulfill the BBC's public service goals, UK customers will be able to download BBC programs from the service for up to 7 days after they air without paying a fee. But overall the iPlayer venture is meant to raise revenue. Content distributed outside of the UK will be available either for a fee or supported by advertising.

The announcement follows news last week that the BBC would be making some content available via YouTube.

[via The Inquirer]

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By naming their player "i" anything, they have already lost. You don't beat iTunes by copying it... beat it by offerings services and content iTunes can't offer.

March 07 2007 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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