Well it would seem the Beeb are not content with using the full force of the State to rob us in return for some pretty mediocre content. And a second rate F1 service. Now they want to sell us the content we’ve already been forced to pay for…
BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed that the Corporation plans to launch a paid for iTunes-style download service, which will allow viewers to buy programmes just after they have aired.
He told the Guardian that the idea, dubbed Project Barcelona, will allow viewers to “purchase a digital copy of a programme to own and keep [for] a relatively modest charge”.
There are no details as to when the service will launch, but there is speculation that the charge for BBC downloads could be around £1.89 per show.
The move is part of Thompson’s plan for the BBC to generate additional revenues to support the licence fee on top of its commercial operations.
I have one question, If the Beeb want to fund themselves in a commercial manner why can’t we drop the TV tax and let them do it..?
Or is that not the point..? Does Mark Thompson just want as much money as he can get so he can fund more crap like BBC 3 and 4, instead of the F1. The latter providing me with at least a sense of value from the TV Tax…