Wednesday, May 23, 2007

BBC releasing broadcasting history onto the internet

Thousands of hours of broadcasting history are to be made available to the public online as part of a plan to open up the BBC's entire archive to licence-fee payers free of charge.

I just read of this over on Anthony Falzone's blog.

The BBC wants to put nearly one million hours of material on the internet for viewers to watch, listen to and download and has already begun the long process of retrieving and transferring programmes.

A trial involving 20,000 users will begin next month, and the service could be available nationally in a year's time

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