BBC Will Create Local Netflix RivalAdded: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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BBC is going to create its own rival to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Now its plans may become reality, as the British government approved the launch of a new subscription streaming service. ITV and NBC Universal are mentioned as potential partners, who participated in negotiations about creating a new paid-for subscription service.
No details were disclosed officially, but the rumors are that it would charge viewers to watch BBC programs after the 30-day window has expired. It may also include some original content, for example, a selection of BBC comedies, drama and documentaries. Given the negotiations with commercial partners, we can suggest that the scope of the new service would go beyond BBC programs.
Currently, viewers willing to watch a BBC program beyond the iPlayer window can download it from the BBC Store. As for older BBC content, it can be accessed on a variety of other platforms including Amazon Prime and Netflix.
The UK government welcomed the BBC’s commitment to develop additional subscription services and pointed out that it would be up to the BBC to set to the scope of these plans. Culture secretary had to admit that the country is moving into a different world where more and more content is available on demand. This is why collaboration with other broadcasters and production companies is so important.
Previously, the BBC has been wary of introducing subscription services in the United Kingdom, and any new service would have to pass a number of regulatory hurdles. According to BBC strategy chief, a couple years ago any move to introduce subscription payments for its services would have led to ‘first and second class’ license fee payers and cost £500m to introduce.
Thursday, May 19th, 2016
|Another way of the BBC coining in money for nothing but sh1t tv to watch EI repeats from decades ago that folk have to pay for now. Simple as this for me, download or stream anything, any knock on the door from capita your implied rights of access have been revoked do 1 or I'll get you done for trespassing.|
Jog on BBC capita and the UK Government.
|If its anything like normal BBC stuff there will be loud-ish music over speech to make it hard to hear for the older folk getting hard of hearing. (this is symptomatic of the unknown to me need to have frikking loud music - somone recently said their cinema experience of the Star Wars film was so loud it was physically painful).|
And if its anything like the iPlayer on Now TV that has forever been a bag of crap for us and others. Get a program running and I can't stop or pause it. Just have to let it run to the end. But that is if you can get a prog in the first place. One series I do like I need to quit iPlayer and go to NowTV home and restart iPlayer because it is impossible to watch one episode and then watch the next because iPlayer (incompetentPlayer?) just won't play the next episode. And paying J. Ross what ? Something like £6,000,000 a year. I really dislike the BBC.
|Ranty rant RANT RANT!!! I NEED BIGGER CAPS!!!|
|They get enough in tv licence fees to be charging more... see top gear and new amazon version are going head to head on 28th that will be interesting||
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