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News BBC to broadcast main channels live on web

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 19 Nov 2008.

  1. Guest-16

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  2. Major

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    Good stuff
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Hmmm.
    No doubt they'll use IP-area filtering, which will detect work's IP as being in Michigan.
    They need an override where you can put your TV License number in, even if you're (apparrently) abroad.
     
  4. LungingAtThePope

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    Does this mean they will start requiring licenses just to own a computer?
     
  5. Tyrmot

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    V nice. Though Zattoo is doing this already of course. But yes, one wonders how they are going to police this... Maybe you will have to supply your IP address when you buy a licence in future...
     
  6. Gunsmith

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    i remember reading the splurge on the bbc site and apparantly you now need one to own a tv, pc, mobile phone, dvd player...the list goes on.

    personally i say **** off to hte bbc as the only thing worth watching on it is Top Gear and id rather wait until it hits BT about 3 mins after then pay 160 quid or however much it costs a year
     
  7. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    What quality, normal or high?
     
  8. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I'd be happier if the BBC went subsription based once the digital switch over occurs instead of requiring you to have a TV Licence just because you've got a TV capable of recieveing BBC.
     
  9. markwalker84

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    Surely when you buy a TV licence you will simply also get a username / login for Live Streaming?
     
  10. UncertainGod

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    It's good stuff, but they need to integrate the live players with the iPlayer site to give a one stop shop instead of me having to have lots of different bookmarks for the differing channels.
     
  11. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    What an arse, so if you pay TV license, you let those that dont watch the TV you paid for?

    The tv license needs to be abolished, its a joke.

    I just wish you could get supscription tv from virgin, but have the bbc channels blocked, and not pay another extra £160 for a tv license. I'd then just watch the bbc i want to on the internet that someone else has paid for!
     
  12. LungingAtThePope

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    What would be good would be something like a monthly subscription for iPlayer access, which give you a username and password or something, and a monthly subscription for tv use. Together these two subs cost the same as the license fee, seperately they are cheaper. I only ever use the pc so at the moment I dont have a tv license. If they are going to offer the bbc channels streamed over the pc then I would happily pay for it, but would resent paying full price when I do not use a TV.
     
  13. FuzzyOne

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    Good stuff, long overdue.
     
  15. DriftCarl

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    pretty good i guess.
    I dont own a TV so dont have a TV licence. I dont agree with the tv licence way of funding either.
    I shouldn't have to pay the BBC to be able to watch ITV, CHannel 4, sky or even now it seems, youtube.
     
  16. Gremlin

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    Whats all this TV licence talk, ive heard about it before but never really understood it

    Over here you buy a tv you use it no licence no worries!
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Basically. We, as a country, like (Enough that only a few people tell them where to stick the license fees) getting stiffed for what most people in other first world countries get for nothing, or next to nothing.
     
  18. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Meh. The TV licence is the only tax I don't mind paying.
    Adverts make me really ****ing angry. On any channel.

    The fact that the BBC only advertises itself and only in between programs, totally redeems the £130 a year.
     
  19. steveo_mcg

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    We are far from the only country to have a tv licence scheme, however we are the one who's public service i'd watch (being an English only speaker doesn't help)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licence
     
  20. Xir

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    Errr, does Zattoo do area filters?
    I don't get any BBC on mine (in Germany)

    The Germans and the Dutch pay hefty TV-Licences as well :geek:
     
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