Free download of TV programmes - c'mon BBC!Monday, November 21, 2005
UPDATE: free download of BBC TV programmes, for a limited period after initial broadcast, should be with us in May or June 2007 via the new BBC iPlayer - with UK-based computers, anyway. See this post (UPDATE: on how to sign up for the open public trials, which launched on 27 July 2007, and to see screenshots etc and a video, now go to this post).
AOL and Warner are going to launch In2TV in January 2006, through which classic TV programs (TV shows like Welcome Back Kotter) will be available for free download, whichever episode you like, with ads to generate revenue - so let's hope the BBC will give us access to their classic TV series archive too. Without a 7 day cut-off! (as to which see my post on the BBC's iMP (or MyBBCPlayer) trial of software allowing free downloading of TV programmes).
Washington Post story, via IPPR IP blog.
Technorati Tags: In2TV, VOD, iMP, BBC iMP, MyBBCPlayer, BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation, TV, television, downloading, free downloading, Interactive Media Player, media, broadcasting, convergence, trial, Improbulus, A Consuming Experience, Consuming Experience