BBC considering charging for access to digital TV shows

BBC considering charging for access to digital TV shows
The BBC has confirmed they are considering charging viewers to watch TV shows from its digital archives.

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
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  • A5J4DX

    full of it they are!!

    15.1.2012 11:58 #1

  • LordRuss

    Why do people even bother going to work? Somewhere, somehow, somebody is going to find a way to legally (or they say legally) f**k you out of your hard earned wages. It doesn't matter what country your from.

    15.1.2012 14:11 #2

  • Frogfart

    Sixty percent of the shows on the BBC are repeats and now they are going to make me repeat pay. ANOTHER BUNCH OF MAGGOTS!

    15.1.2012 17:32 #3

  • ThePastor

    Sherlock is sure good this year! :D

    "But the bigger point here is that UMG has effectively admitted this takedown was never about copyright. They demanded YouTube censor Megaupload and justify that by saying they have a contract which allows it so its fine. Its painfully clear what they would do with a law like SOPA that gives them much more power"

    16.1.2012 13:32 #4

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