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    News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    The BBC iPlayer service will also be overhauled, adding 30 days of previous programmes.
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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    Great, now when are the BBC going to get rid of DRM for license fee payers? I don't care if it's applied to movies (silly as DRM is anyway), bit for programming funded by the license fee it's really not acceptable to have to jump through OS-specific hoops and install bordering-on-malware 'rights management' software components.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    You can already watch bbc 1 an hour behind on iplayer..
    30 days is a good addition!

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    Great, now when are the BBC going to get rid of DRM for license fee payers? I don't care if it's applied to movies (silly as DRM is anyway), bit for programming funded by the license fee it's really not acceptable to have to jump through OS-specific hoops and install bordering-on-malware 'rights management' software components.
    Look up get_iplayer here: http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html

    It won't directly stop the BBC from using DRM, but it will help you out in the long run and works quite happily under Windows too

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    I like the direction they are going in and hope others do the same. I much prefer to choose what to watch when I have time to watch it rather than following channel schedules. The addition of 30 days of content on iPlayer is also good for me because I often hear about programs that people thought were good that I hadn't heard of and the 7 day limitation on BBC iPlayer had prevented me from watching some.

    It is nice to see the BBC bringing Netflix like functionality to a traditional TV channel and it's broad range of content. We are only getting 30 days of content but it is much better than the previous 7 and hopefully a step towards a complete catalogue being available(everything, no time restrictions), at least content that was created directly by the BBC.
    Last edited by Noxvayl; 08-10-2013 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Grammar

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    They should just close the BBC.
    They've been taxing the nation for too long with their inferior programme schedule.

    They are evil, just like the network issues on iplayer.

    edited for legal reasons, u cant just go around saying that !! (Mod Squad)
    Last edited by g8ina; 08-10-2013 at 08:10 PM. Reason: Possible legal problems.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    Hang on, we have to pay to see repeats of old shows we already OWN ??


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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    "The move will pit the BBC against many other online TV/Film retailers and subscription services in a competitive market"

    The problem is; the BBC gets a free leg up via the Licensing Fees everybody has to pay (£150 annually). I do not feel I am getting my moneys worth and I hope this new move honestly helps, as the iplayer is all I watch from the BBC, otherwise I hope its not mandatory to get a Licence (In 2017 I think) where Licensing policy will be looked at again.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    I can't accept that we aren't permitted to have access to the entire back catalogue of shows and permitted to download and store them.

    I know the reason - it's because Dave and so on will pay to show old episodes on the TV and so on, so they're still worth money. But if they think, after having paid the license fee, I'm willing to pay them to access individual shows: the answer is no. Never.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBozack View Post
    They should just close the BBC.
    They've been taxing the nation for too long with their inferior programme schedule.

    They are evil, just like the network issues on iplayer.

    edited for legal reasons, u cant just go around saying that !! (Mod Squad)
    What are you on?

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    Quote Originally Posted by heXuser View Post
    "The move will pit the BBC against many other online TV/Film retailers and subscription services in a competitive market"

    The problem is; the BBC gets a free leg up via the Licensing Fees everybody has to pay (£150 annually). I do not feel I am getting my moneys worth and I hope this new move honestly helps, as the iplayer is all I watch from the BBC, otherwise I hope its not mandatory to get a Licence (In 2017 I think) where Licensing policy will be looked at again.
    You don't need a licence for iPlayer.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gitch28 View Post
    You don't need a licence for iPlayer.
    Actually, that's not quite right.

    You don't need a licence to watch catch-up TV, iPlayer or otherwise, because the licence requirement is when you watch, or record, broadcast transmissions. If you're downloading a programme shown previously, it's not currently being broadcast, so no licence is needed.

    But if you're using iPlayer to watch a broadcast programme, live, as it's transmitted, then you DO need licence, though on a portable, battery-powered device, you may be covered if you have a licence where you live, even if not currently at home.

    In other words, whether it's iPlayer or not is not the point. The point is whether what you're watching is being currently broadcast, regardless of what you're using to watch (or record) it. Of course, with iPlayer, it usually won't be a live broadcast.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    Saracen is correct, and that's why I haven't had a TV licence for several years now as I don't watch things live

    Not sure how they are going to handle the fact that some shows will be online before being broadcast though? What if I start watching it a few minutes before it airs, does that count as watching it as its broadcast and I'm breaking the law?

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    License payers should get a discount for this and when buying dvd/blu-ray copies of BBC programmes, since they have already paid for them.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    BBC Funding is like Kickstarter - you put your money in, you get TV, but somehow you have no partial share of ownership of the shows, the BBC, and so on.

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    Re: News - BBC Store will allow people to buy, watch, and keep programmes

    I really don't see the point of just 30 days.
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