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December 29, 2008

BBC proposes charge for iPlayer

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by David Allen

For a year now the use of the BBC’s iPlayer has grown, and for most of that time the internet service providers have been complaining that it is costing them money and that something should be done about it.

Well it seems that something if finally about to happen, and it is not the BBC that is going to be dipping into its huge pockets, it is the consumer.

The problem is that the peak usage time for the iPlayer is between six and eleven in the evening, which also happens to be the peak internet usage time for ISPs.

It looks as if broadband users may have to pay an extra £10 or £20 per month on top of their broadband subscription charge, to receive a tiered level of iPlayer service.

This is likely to have an effect on the users who may not feel that the iPlayer is good enough to merit paying for it.

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  1. ahahaahh - i don’t think so BBC

    Comment by James — January 2, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

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