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BBC Worldwide to cut BBC Store?

BBC Worldwide is reported to be considering the closure of its BBC Store, its transactional VoD service, just 18 months after its launch. The Telegraph says the service may shut down the Store after it failed to hit commercial targets.

BBC Worldwide launched the download-to-own service in November 2015 with access to a 7,000 hour library of BBC programmes.

The UK service was a joint effort between the BBC’s commercial and public service arms and is accessible both through a standalone website, via iOS and Android apps, and on Chromecast. BBC Worldwide has pursued other digital opportunities, most notably its recently launched Britbox service, the US subscription VoD service in March in partnership with ITV.

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