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May 03, 2004

BBC letting users download TV content to PDAs

[Via Gizmodo] Call it Tivo-to-go or Make-your-personal-TV, but this is pretty disruptive.

The revolutionary plan has been drawn up by Ashley Highfield, the BBC's director of new media and technology. He revealed details of the project to The Independent last week. He said: "If we don't enter this market, then exactly what happened to the music industry could happen to us, where we ignore it, keep our heads in the sand and everybody starts posting the content up there and ripping us off.

By launching iMP, the BBC hopes to avoid being left at the mercy of a software giant such as Microsoft, which could try to control the gateway to online television

May 3, 2004 in Media | Permalink


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