19/05/2005

BBC trials broadband broadcasting - silicon.com

BBC trials broadband broadcasting - silicon.com

Things are moving in the right direction. The Beeb are putting up various TV programmes so they can be downloaded and viewed up to 7 days after they've aired on TV. They've already done this successfully with radio programmes.

They say they're going to use a P2P system, so content is exchanged between users (BitTorrent?) but it will be DRM'ed such that only BBC license fee payers can use it (in the UK you need a license to watch any kind of broadcast TV). The license fees generate about £2.5bn annually for them.

If it all works, it might make PVR's a thing of the past ...
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