News BBC archives to be 'pay per view'

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by rynnor, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17368514

    I find this perplexing - I dont mind them charging for physical media but making you pay for downloads on top of the license fee is taking the piss in my opinion.

    If they want to go fully commercial and dump the license fee then fine but this nasty halfway house seems wrong.
     
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  2. Chilly

    Chilly Balls of steel

    The licence doesnt cover archival services, its expensive to serve it all.
     
  3. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    But we are already funding the BBC archives and we funded the production of the original material - how many more times do we need to pay for this stuff?
     
  4. Corran

    Corran Part of the furniture

    this is a permanent thing, not just watching on stream... aka buying a dvd type thing. So dont see the problem.
     
  5. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    Its just a 7 day thing - not a permanent copy - just like the free iplayer service.
     
  6. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    Who cares, we have the real interweb to get it for free.
     
  7. Corran

    Corran Part of the furniture

    That says to own. And it says permanent in the article too. So to me that isnt 7day thing
     
  8. gunner440

    gunner440 Hey Daddy Altman

    Sweet. All that HD Eurovision goodness.
     
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  9. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    I saw a quote from the same guy comparing it to a library where the shelves are cleared once a week.
     

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