Much has been spoken about the unrivalled success of the BBC’s iPlayer, there is no doubt that this success has led the BBC to think internet.
This move means that many more people are going to be able to access BBC programming via the internet and as there are large screen monitors available now this will mean that in theory these people will not need a TV licence.
However there are fears that because the BBC are venturing into the world of the Internet with Video on Demand (VoD), iTunes and even becoming a leading partner in a European based peer to peer service that will see BBC programming becoming available on torrents etc, that there may be moves to introduce the licence fee to cover broadband too.
But there is no doubt that the BBC has embraced the internet like no other organisation, which gives them the advantage over many other channels.
The idea that the BBC is a public broadcast service means that it is available wherever and whenever possible, and by using the internet this is just another way of allowing people to access BBC programming.