BBC iPlayer causing internet headache

December 24, 2007

With the BBC iPlayer due be launched tomorrow the last thing that they really need is most of the main broadband suppliers demanding that they share the costs of the traffic that the iPlayer is expected to generate.

With a full on advertising campaign due to start tomorrow with the likes of Jeremy Clarkson and Sir David Attenborough leading the drive toward the BBC’s goal of one million subscribers by the end of January.

If demand is great for the iPlayer then this could end up costing the ISP’s a combined £830 million extra, if there is no deal with the BBC over cost sharing then it is likely that the ISP’s would be inclined to restrict the users access to this services as some do with second life.


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