We heard a rumor earlier in the week that the BBC were working on their own paid download TV service called Project Barcelona, and now the BBC’s Director General Mark Thompson has confirmed the existence of the new service.
The service is called Project Barcelona, and when launched it will see the BBC open up its archive of TV shows which will be available to download for a fee.
The new paid download service still needs approval from the BBC Trust, and this will be reviewed by them later this year, so there are no details as yet on when the service will actually launch.
There are no details on how much the BBC will charge for individual TV episodes, but we suspect the pricing will be very similar to that of Apple’s service for paid downloads.
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