BBC to share video news content with newspapers


July 29, 2009

For the first time, the BBC is going to be sharing video news content with national newspapers.

The deal will mean that the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Independent will all be able to use this content free of charge.

According to the BBC, this is a good opportunity to sustain public service content, which is a main theme at the moment.

However, rival broadcaster ITV is considering writing to the BBC Trust, warning them that this deal could have a serious effect on private news providers.

For a long time, newspapers have been complaining about the BBC’s online activities, as many of them believe that the BBC has made their attempts to expand online difficult.

The newspapers will be able to choose content that has already appeared on the BBC News website.






 

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