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News BBC plans European iPlayer pilot

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 15 Jun 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    £6/month?

    That's a considerably better deal than we get here!
     
  3. TWeaK

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    Lmao I hadn't thought about it like that, but good point.

    I think they're really limiting themselves though by only having it on iPad. At least if it was online through a website, like the UK iPlayer, then it would be available to a wider market. Still, I suppose they can at least get Apple to market it for them a bit.
     
  4. Xir

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    ...only for iPad?...and then? How do I get it on my TV?
    I stream from the iPad to the iTV-box to output on a proper screen?
    Or is the iPad-iPlayer reduced to iPad resolutions? :nono:
     
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    Is it not possible to use a proxy and download the files anyway?
     
  6. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    SHHHH LIES! :p
     
  7. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I think there are cables for iPod/Pad/Phone/Touch for TV output.
     
  8. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    Just plug in a HDMI adaptor
     
  9. Guinevere

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    Not really, this £72 a year is only covering whatever programming they choose to put on the version of iPlayer they'll see. Out of our licence fees, 67p a month goes to fund iPlayer and all the BBC online services.

    So they're paying a lot more for iPlayer than we do, yet maybe not contributing as much to the programming making as we do but it'll all extra money that will go to subsidise the BBC and allow it to do more with the money they have access to.

    Being a public broadcaster there will always be an aspect of "Us paying for programming for others to access for free/less". Take the BBC news website. It's one of the most popular news websites on the planet as it gives as true and unbiased account of news events as is realistically possible to achieve. It's well respected and trusted. I don't mind funding it for others to access.
     
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    Couldn't care less about TV content. Only interested in sport radio commentary. Provide me with that and I will gladly pay normal UK license fee which is more expensive than 6£/month.

    It is ludicrous idea to limit service only to Apple toys. I'm not that stupid to fund Apple communism.
     
  11. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Actually to those outside of the UK, the BBC News page is covered in adverts.

    Seriously, it's like Geocities circa 1998.

    (I might be exagerating)
     
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    Ahh that brings back memories...

    My annoyance here is that it's on ipad... Why? Presumably apple will be taking a cut and thus we are funding a company that allows apple to make extra profit... not on.

    Although I guess Apple might see that this service will make people consider buying one so are doing it for free so who knows.
     
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    The brining it to Apple first is probably to see how it goes first.
     
  14. sb1991

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    Probably, yes. Makes sense to run a pilot on a simple, closed system before branching out to the multitude of other devices they'll no doubt support later.
     
  15. TWeaK

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    BBC and BBC Worldwide are two different companies. BBC is publicly owned and ad-free, while BBC Worldwide is just the same as any other company and makes deals with any other companies.

    As UK TV owners we aren't funding BBC Worldwide, who will provide iPlayer Europe.
     
  16. dazedandconfused

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    Lol while i understand the point youre making, i do feel i should point out that you can use iplayer without owning a tv license, youre just not allowed to watch live streams.
     
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    iPad only is soo epic fail
     
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    ABC did this in Australia with ABC iView and it's free! :)
     
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