BBC To Offer IPlayer Tech To Rival Broadcasters

Posted: Dec 10 2008, 8:03am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:10pm CDT, in News | Home Entertainment

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BBC says that it will give the technology behind its Internet-based video player, iPlayer, to other UK public broadcast services. Tech Watch says that the move is due in part to the unknown way license fee funds are to be distributed.

Channel4 is particularly hard hit with its books already showing a deficit in the millions. Rumors say channel 4 may get a part of BBC's commercial division, BBC Worldwide.

Providing the iPlayer technology to Channel4 could reportedly help them significantly to balance their budget. I guess they assume the wealth of watchers from an online viewer like iPlayer would result in more revenue.

Via TechWatch

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