BBC TV Internet Service for Free
Set to change how people view TV forever the BBC launched its online service last Friday allowing people to download programs from the last week’s line up.
The new BBC online service is available at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and is free.
Certain restrictions apply though and people will not be allowed to save permanent copies of the programmes to their harddisk.
The choice of programmes available here is vast with over 400 hours to entertain you.
Currently the service is operating only for people living in the UK running Windows XP.
Channel 4 and ITV already offer similar services and many turn to popular You Tube.
It’s worth keeping in mind though that it could take over 30minutes to download a programme that lasts 1 hour.
It has to be good news for the mobile market which demands the ability to “watch anything, anywhere.”
The BBC not liking to infringe copyright has made sure downloaded programmes with automatically delete after a 30 day period.
It’s likely that this BBC iPlayer will be an ongoing universal strategy.