IPlayer May Not Be Free Forever

Posted: Dec 24 2008, 7:12am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:19pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

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In today's DVR-enabled world the days of having to be home when your favorite show airs are long gone. It's getting to the point where you don’t even need a DVR to enjoy your missed programs thanks to online video players like the iPlayer.

The iPlayer is free and lets you catch up on shows, but the days of the service being free may be numbered. BBC's Anthony Rose said that a tiered payment could be placed on the service to help ISPs cover bandwidth costs.

At the core of the issue is the BBC wanting to boost streams from 800Kbps to 1.5Mbps. this could well lead to increased charges by your ISP. The only thing we can hope for is that the charges won't be insanely expensive like some mobile broadband plan overage charges.

Via T3

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