BBC to charge for archived online content?
January 13, 2012
The BBC is considering charging viewers for watching TV shows from its archive of online content. It would introduce a pay-per-view scheme to charge viewers who want to watch BBC programming after it has appeared on the iPlayer’s seven-day catch up TV service.
The scheme is one of a number of ideas the corporation is looking at to attempt to recoup some of the considerable cost of making the BBC’s archive of programming available for viewing online.
If the “pay-per-view” scheme gets the greenlight it will not be implemented until about 2016.