iSome bloke called Ashley Highfield, a former BBC digital bigwig, has today said something that is almost guaranteed to make him unpopular. Basically, he’s putting forward the argument that the BBC should charge for the BBC iPlayer. Speaking at the government’s digital creative industry conference C&binet, he said that Auntie should capitalise on its position as market leader of VoD. Surely this could never work and bring into question what the TV license actually pays for?
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TV on the internet is a great thing. 4OD and BBC iPlayer are brilliant, and it’s very handy when people upload American shows onto a video sharing site before it’s shown in the UK (not that I would touch such legally dubious resources, *cough*). My problem is not with TV on the internet.
No, my problem is with the internet on television; shows such as Lennyhenry.tv, Alex Zane’s Rude Tube, and the “Funny 5″ section on Richard & Judy. I think Lily Allen and Friends may also have included web clips in it, but I never bothered watching Lily Allen and Friends, I’m not that desperate.
The shows are essentially the same — a comedian presents a variety of popular clips from YouTube and provides a commentary on them. It’s sort of like You’ve Been Framed, except — get this — even worse.