Monday, April 30, 2007

BBC Confirms Plans for Web TV Service

The BBC Trust granted approval to plans for launching on-demand audio/video services, following a trial involving over 10,000 participants. The BBC iPlayer will allow users to download programs that were broadcast in the past seven days and to store them for up to 30 days. Internet simulcasts will also be offered.

  • The BBC first announced plans to launch an Internet video player application in August 2005.

  • In March 2007, Google announced that the BBC will post some of its video content on YouTube in a non-exclusive deal.

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