If implemented, the new "pay-per-view" scheme would charge viewers to watch content after its time on the iPlayer has passed. The BBC says it is considering the plan as a way to make up the cost of making the millions of hours of shows available online.
The idea has already been met with hate, from license-fee payers who already pay £145.50 a year for access to BBC's shows.
Says a BBC spokesperson (via Guardian): "We never stop future-gazing at the BBC and there are always a number of new ideas under discussion. Any such ideas would need to be developed in conjunction with the industry and with rights-holders and they would certainly not lead to a two-tier licence fee."
The plan would only be a small fee and would not be implemented until 2016, if BBC chooses to go that way.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Jan 2012 1:11