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BBC to charge even more money to download to challenge Netflix and itunes

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  1. Greenenergyassessors

    Greenenergyassessors New Member

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    [h=1]BBC to charge licence payers £5 to download favourite shows in challenge to Netflix and iTunes[/h]
    • Doctor Who, Luther, Sherlock, Murphy's Law and Human Planet included
    • Rules will apply to popular hits which have not been shown recently
    • iPlayer will still be free and episodes will be available for up to 30 days
    The BBC is planning to charge up to £5 for its hit programmes in a challenge to online services such as Netflix and iTunes.As part of an ambitious online revamp, the Corporation has already tested a BBC Store from which viewers will be able to buy episodes or series months or years after they are first broadcast.
    Hit shows including Doctor Who, Luther, Sherlock, Horrible Histories, Murphy’s Law and Sir David Attenborough’s Human Planet will be for sale when the service launches next year.


    [​IMG]iPlayer: The service will remain, but some backdated programmes could soon cost up to £5 to download



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    Hmm...not sure I understand the strategy here. How is charging more going to challenge Netflix and Itunes? The popularity of Netflix is due to the variety of shows & movies offered at a monthly subscription rate. The BBC offers a small segment of content of little interest to most Netflix subscribers. It would be like a Chihuahua nipping at the heels of a Great Dane.

    Am I missing something...

    Carl
     
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