p2pnet news | TV:- Some BBC shows are now available on Apple’s iTunes, or soon will be.
For a significant price.
“Torchwood and Spooks are among the other shows that can now be purchased for £1.89 an episode in the UK,” says the BBC.
That’s around $3.69 at today’s rates.
And Yes. They’re already online. Gratis.
“The deal makes the BBC the first UK broadcaster to offer programmes via Apple’s download service,” boasts the Beeb, going on:
“Recently-aired programmes like Ashes to Ashes will appear on iTunes after they have been made available to view on the BBC’s free iPlayer service.”
iPlayer is pre-loaded with user-unfriendly DRM.
Making shows available on iTunes was key to BBC Worldwide’s aim of getting content out to the broadest possible audience, the corporation said. according to the story.
Many, if not most, BBC shows, including the two aforementioned, as we noted earlier, are already available for world-wide viewing on the P2P networks, and have been for some time.
“The BBC is also planning to launch a joint on-demand content service with ITV and Channel 4 later this year,” adds the BBC.
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