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BBC Download Service Launching Later this Year

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is set to launch its on-demand download service later this year after receiving the initial approval form the BBC Trust. Assuming that the rest of the proposal goes to plan, viewers will be able to watch or download popular TV programmes for up to a week after they are broadcast. The application it will use is called iPlayer, which will let users chose what to download and will allow users to watch the programmes for up to 30 days after they are downloaded, or seven after they are first watched. It’s not clear who this service will be available to, presumably it would be aimed at license payers but that would be difficult to enforce. Examples of programmes available for download include Planet Earth and Doctor Who.

    Source: BBC News
     
  2. lemonadesoda

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    Great service. I live abroad... and would love to see BBC programmes where ever I am living. SUPERB.
     
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    Red Dwarf and a few others are entertaining. Other than that, not much use for BBC (got to love comedies though).
     
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    It's pretty lame that they are calling their software iPlayer... 'i' anything is played out, and uninventive. Come up with a new name plz, I feel like a loser owning iAnything.
     
  5. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    im tired of the isomething
    at this rate we're gong to call everything i
    just imagine:
    ipod mp3 iplayer is a ipiece of ishit:p
     
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    or ipt FTW
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    If it's like chanel 4's stuff then it wont be worth it - the quality is appalling... If it's more like SKY's then we'll see...
     

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