BBC boss confirms TV download pay service

BBC boss confirms TV download pay service 

Mark Thompson says Project Barcelona will allow viewers to purchase programmes permanently just after they are broadcast.

BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed plans for an iTunes-style download service that will allow viewers to buy programmes minutes after they have finished on TV.

 Thompson said the proposal, called Project Barcelona, would allow viewers to “purchase a digital copy of a programme to own and keep [for] a relatively modest charge”.

Thompson was not specific about the timescale or pricing, but sources said it was hoped that programmes would be available to buy at the same time as they go on the iPlayer. Early speculation put the price at £1.89 a show.

Source: Guardian.

See Also: BBC propose archive downloads 

See Also: Project Barcelona to see BBC open archive for downloads 

See Also: BBC Confirms It’s Working on an iTunes Competitor

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