The BBC Executive will be required to pay full regard to the need to make its content available to the overwhelming majority of platforms and devices through a standard version of the iPlayer, according to the final version of the BBC’s new syndication policy, published today by the BBC Trust.
The BBC is to explore how the delivery of content over IP can further “enrich and add value” to its television services. Publishing its first-ever Priorities and Summary Workplan, for the period 2011/12, the BBC Executive says the current Red Button service will play a vital role in acting as a navigator and a guide […]
The BBC has begun to enforce rules under its new syndication policy that prevents platforms from creating their own versions of the BBC iPlayer. This week Virgin Media was forced to remove direct access to BBC content on its new TiVo service, replacing it with the new BBC-endorsed Flash-based version.
Ofcom’s competition partner Stuart Mcintosh has highlighted concerns that the BBC Executive’s proposed syndication policy might shut out competitors. In a letter to the BBC Trust, released as part of the ongoing Content Syndication Consultation, Mcintosh said the desire for the consumer to have a quality experience was not just about streaming quality, but also […]
BSkyB has published its response to the BBC Trust consultation on on-demand syndication, describing the regulatory body’s policy towards the delivery of BBC content over the existing installed base of connectable set-top boxes as “bizarre”.
The BBC will refuse requests made by platform operators and receiver manufacturers to build separate versions of its catch-up TV platform, the iPlayer. In provisional conclusions ahead of a new consultation on the BBC’s new syndication policy, the BBC Trust said the BBC iPlayer should be made available in standard formats that the majority of […]
The BBC is expected to rationalise its policy for the syndication of catch-up content when new guidelines are published by the BBC Trust early in 2011.