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BBC experimenting with MP3 versions of radio shows

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 14 Apr 2004 2:31 User comments (1)

BBC experimenting with MP3 versions of radio shows The mother of all publicly owned broadcasters, the British BBC, is planning and experimenting with the idea of offering their radio shows as downloadable MP3 files. BBC has so far offered an access to its shows via corporation's own streaming audio software that allowed listening upto a week old shows over the Net.
The first shows that BBC has set available in MP3 format are a series of lectures by a Nigerian poet Wole Soyinka -- not exactly something that you would call a smash hit among the general audience, but a sign that the BBC is serious about the online distribution. It is, however, very unclear whether the music industry allows BBC to start offering any concerts, etc in MP3 format -- not to mention the fact that BBC is planning to offer the content for free.

Source: DMEurope

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115.4.2004 05:42

There´s no way that the rights' organizations are going to let the BBC offer concerts for free. There´s money to be made, and they´ll try to get in on it. But all in all, a nice thought by the BBC.

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