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BBC gets backing to offer downloads

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 31 Jan 2007 12:40 User comments (1)

BBC gets backing to offer downloads The BBC has gotten support for its on-demand download service, that would allow users to download TV shows within a week after they air. However, some tough conditions have been placed on the service by BBC Trust in regard to classical music, to help prevent a rerun of the BBC's Beethoven podcast debacle.
Full approval of the on-demand plans will follow a two month consultation, after which point the BBC can finally launch its anticipated iPlayer which viewers can use to watch or download any programme from the last seven days to their home PCs. After they have downloaded it, it will be available for 30 days.

Initially, the BBC had planned to allow the content to reside on the user's hard drive for up to 13 weeks, but the BBC trust insists that 30 days is enough time. The BBC Trust is independent body that replaced the corporation's governors at the beginning of 2007.

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11.2.2007 12:50

Only thirty days..I have netflix films for that long and still dont have time to watch them.

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