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BBC2 To Become Broadband Channel

Posted: 26th Nov, 2005 By: MarkJ
The controller of BBC2, Roly Keating, has spoken publicly of his intention to make it the first mainstream TV channel broadcast via broadband:

A pilot of the broadband service, pencilled in for 2006, will run concurrently with further trials of the MyBBCPlayer technology which will enable viewers to download and watch BBC content on demand.

The broadband incarnation of BBC2 looks set to offer a mix of streamed media and downloads.

The BBC website quotes Keating saying: "A broadband channel could of course offer simulcast programming [broadcasting simultaneously on multiple media] and the kind of comprehensive catch-up currently being piloted in the BBC Player tests."


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