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BBC to Charge for iPlayer

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BBC to Charge for iPlayer

The BBC is considering charging viewers who watch their programmes on iPlayer.
For those missing their daily dose of Daily Mail links:
iPlayer Charge
As a licence payer I think this is a good idea. Programmes cost money to make and why should they be free to people using iPlayer.
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Provided that people with a BBC TV licence do not have to pay for iPlayer I'd agree.
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Their suggestion is that access to iPlayer if by a code to verify payment. I assume the licence will provide the code. Undecided
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I can mostly get everything and more from other sources. I use IPlayer just for F1, so why should I need a licence to not watch BBC.  Even then F1 is nearly always hours after the live event that they put on so call Live air and even later[sometimes next day] they dean to put it on IPlayer.  Then I have to avoid all radio and papers for the weekend and Monday after it.
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The first rule about the report to mod button, is we don't talk about the report to mod button.
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Pluscom beat you to it.

Oh dear! That will get him pressing the report to mod button Wink

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Stupid idea, will just push people towards using torrents / usenet to download their shows instead
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Pluscom beat you to it.

Oh dear! That will get him pressing the report to mod button Wink

Well I don't see one of your usual insults so i don't see why he would need to - or why you would make such a suggestion.
As for the iplayer, I don't see why we should pay again to watch programs on iplayer that we've already paid for with our licence. Charging non licence players seems fair but not people who already have a licence.
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Pluscom beat you to it.

Oh dear! That will get him pressing the report to mod button Wink

Well I don't see one of your usual insults so i don't see why he would need to - or why you would make such a suggestion.

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I can mostly get everything and more from other sources. I use IPlayer just for F1, so why should I need a licence to not watch BBC.  Even then F1 is nearly always hours after the live event that they put on so call Live air and even later[sometimes next day] they dean to put it on IPlayer.  Then I have to avoid all radio and papers for the weekend and Monday after it.
BBC is a dinosaur and if they don't catchup, will go extinct.

If they plan to charge using a code, licence payers will have to have a code. What is to stop them passing the code on to friends so they can also access iPlayer?
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You have to remember that the BBC needs every penny it can get to pay the wages of some of it's employees or some of the self employed employees  Wink
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More likely to cover all the legal costs to try to implement, then for the Share / Stake / holders et al
Or Vice versa
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so this is targeted at 16-24 year olds who presumably have a low hit rate of paying the licence fee, how about closing the loophole for the much wealthier pension age group as well?
if the bbc want to modernise they should also put old shows on iplayer going decades back instead of a miserable 1-2 weeks.