In a bit of a surprise move, the British Broadcasting Corporation announced it was planning an iTunes-style downloading service that would allow viewers to get recent or archived broadcasts from a BBC online store for a fee.
Reuters reports the software, code named Project Barcelona, would allow viewers to buy BBC programming for what was termed a “modest fee.”
BBC Director General Mark Thompson did not specify a time of release or pricing. Thomson says the software will be like going into a store and buying a DVD. It’s expected such a service would be a potential riv…
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The BBC plans an iTunes competitor for UK media consumers