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    [news=http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/5191/bbc3iv.gif]It has been confirmed by the BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, that the current BBC television channels will be broadcast over the internet. Using a new player, MyBBCPlayer, viewers will be able to watch content up to 7 days after it was originally broadcast. They will also be able to watch a simulcast of BBC One or BBC Two, which would essentially be a live stream of the channels.

    This move by the BBC represents the current "on demand" nature of which we are now consuming the media. Services such as TiVo and Sky Plus+ mean that we are no longer bound by the original broadcaster's schedule, allowing us to watch the shows we want, when we want.

    After the recent growth of TV show downloads via P2P sharing programs such as BitTorrent, this new player from the BBC will not have come as a surprise to some. The MyBBCPlayer will presumably use some for of DRM (digital rights management) to protect the downloaded content, and the live streams will be limited to UK users (probably via a list of approved ISPs).

    Source: BBC News | Neowin.net
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    Last edited by tesco; 08-29-2005 at 12:33 AM.

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    why do i not like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins
    why do i not like this?
    Dunnno, but, i like it, we don't get BBC here.

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    BBC s'okay.

    They do the best news program arround, although late at night they do 'World News' which is basically the ABC news show from that day and it's so American

    This could be good i guess, might be good not having to wait for the sports updates and such i could just tell the player to view Football highlights. Also i don't have Sky + or anything like that so when i miss MOTD or another program i want it'll be good to be able to catch up a few hours later.
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    i can't work out how but i imagine this will go down badly. they should just turn a blind eye to bittorrent rather than waste money on servers and stuff

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    Ross we get it now on Shaw digital cable (extra charge) but looks like a day or too late . But I would watch the news and sports highlites if it was live .

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Ross we get it now on Shaw digital cable (extra charge) but looks like a day or too late . But I would watch the news and sports highlites if it was live .
    We dont have shaw anymore, it's rogers now.

    But, ya, we probably do get it, but my dad wont get anything better than basic cable.

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