Friday, October 14, 2005

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | The barriers to video on the move

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | The barriers to video on the move: "The BBC has launched a project called the Integrated Media Player (IMP) which allows about 5,000 people access to a range of BBC TV shows for up to seven days after broadcast.

Those doing the trial will be able to choose TV and radio shows to download to their computers.

Using Digital Rights Management software, after seven days the material will be wiped off the users' hard drive and become inaccessible.
Ashley Highfield, the BBC's head of new media, said that transferring that content to a portable device like the iPod would be a 'logical next step' but there is no timetable as yet.

The BBC had to arrange the rights with the owners of the programmes, which are often independent production houses. " (more)

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