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BBC could charge to watch iPlayer to cover free TV licences for elderly - Daily Mail

BBC could start charging to watch iPlayer in a bid cover £650m cost of providing free TV licences for the elderly

  • George Osborne this morning confirmed the BBC facing cuts in its budget
  • Chancellor planning to force the Corporation to cover cost of free licences
  • The £650m cost of free licences amounts to a fifth of the BBC's budget
  • Comes ahead of the first Tory budget since 1996 on Wednesday this week

By Daily Mail Reporter

The BBC will be allowed to charge for its iPlayer service to make up for a huge loss of funding set to be unveiled in Wednesday’s Budget.

George Osborne plans to make the Corporation meet the cost of providing free TV licences for over-75s at a cost of around £650million a year.

If the deal goes ahead, the BBC will take on the expense of the 4.5million licences, worth £145.50 each, from the Department for Work and Pensions.

But the broadcaster will be allowed to make up some of the lost revenue by charging people to use iPlayer – which could return at least £150million to its coffers.

The licence fee is only chargeable for people who watch TV as it is broadcast. At present, those who want to watch live BBC channels on iPlayer only have to tick a box to say they have a licence.

The iPlayer charging plan is aimed at ensuring those who do not have a TV set still have to pay the licence fee if they watch BBC services on their computer or smartphone. Last night, there was a suggestion that a digital licence could be introduced for those who only want to watch catch-up TV. There was no implication that current licence fee holders would be forced to pay twice – it is thought they would simply be given a code letting them access the...

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk


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  • BBC could charge to watch iPlayer to cover free TV licences for elderly

    07/05/15 ,via Daily Mail

    The iPlayer charging plan is aimed at ensuring those who do not have a TV set still have to pay the licence fee if they watch BBC services on their computer or smartphone. Last night, there was a suggestion that a digital licence could be introduced

  • BBC 'must pay for free TV licences' for over-75s

    07/05/15 ,via BBC News

    It would involve changing the law so that people who watch TV via the iPlayer and other online catch-up services would have to have a TV licence. Currently the licence fee does not cover these digital services. A BBC spokeswoman said it would not

  • BBC launches iPlayer radio downloads

    07/14/15 ,via BBC News

    The iPlayer Radio app on iOS, Android or Kindle will be updated this week. The upgrade will be completed in time for the start of the BBC Proms on Radio 3 on Friday. Until now, television programmes have been available to download on the iPlayer app

  • Amy Winehouse film In Her Own Words debuts exclusively on BBC iPlayer

    06/22/15 ,via Digital Spy UK

    Mark Cooper, Head of BBC Music TV, wrote about the late singer: "Of course, Britain has produced a lot of brilliant female singer-songwriters and vocalists in the last decade or so, many from Beth Gibbons to Adele, rooted in older black American forms

  • ABC, like the Beeb, faces some hard questions on reform | The Australian

    07/19/15 ,via The Australian

    This is cause for much anger in an era where young people are increasingly viewing on their laptops or through internet television and where catch-up services such as iPlayer (the BBC's version of the ABC's iView) deliver the same programs without the 


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  • Television and British Cinema

    Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. ISBN: 9781137311184,1137311185. 248 pages.

    Hannah Andrews provides a timely and thorough investigation of the changing relationship between television and cinema in Britain since 1990. She explores the process of convergence, in terms of both the intermedial relationship between closely related cultural forms, and the involvement of institutions of television in the British film industry. Rather than view convergence as a byproduct of digitalization, Andrews argues for a longer history of analogue convergence, manifested in, for...

  • BBC New Media: BBC Red Button, BBC Iplayer, Eastenders: E20, H2g2, BBC Online, BBC News Online, Sound Of..., Celebdaq, BBC Jam, Bites

    Books LLC, Wiki Series. 2010. ISBN: 1155325982,9781155325989. 136 pages.

    Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, EastEnders: E20, H2g2, BBC Online, BBC News Online, BBC Archives, Sound of..., Celebdaq, BBC Jam, Bitesize, Backstage.bbc.co.uk, BBC News at Five, BBC News Magazine Monitor, BBC WebWise, Memoryshare, Sportdaq, Collective, BBC Northamptonshire, BBC Learning, BBC Student Life, BBC Programme Catalogue, Slink, Week at a...

  • The Television Handbook

    Routledge. 2013. ISBN: 9781136655555,1136655557. 336 pages.

    The Television Handbook is a critical introduction to the practice and theory of television. The book examines the state of television today, explains how television is made and how production is organised, and discusses how critical thinking about programmes and genres can illuminate their meanings. This book also explores how developments in technology and the changing structure of the television industry will lead the medium in new directions. The Television Handbook gives practical advice...


  • iPlayer gets a reboot: BBC rolls out series of new features including option to restart live programmes as it looks to keep pace with services such as Netflix and Amazon

    08/19/15 ,via Daily Mail

    The BBC today announced iPlayer viewers will have the option to restart live programmes on a TV, as it introduced various new catch-up features. The feature - which already works on desktop computer versions of the app – will now be available on smart ...

  • BBC iPlayer takes on Netflix with new catchup features

    08/19/15 ,via The Guardian

    On-demand service to roll out Live Restart feature to smart TVs, as well as cross-device pause and resume BBC iPlayer is introducing new catch-up features, as the on-demand TV service looks to keep pace with popular streaming services such as Netflix.

  • BBC's new-look iPlayer to offer options to restart live programmes and 'pause and resume' shows across different devices

    08/19/15 ,via The Independent

    Dan Taylor-Watt, head of BBC iPlayer and BBC Digital, revealed a roll-out of new features designed to reflect latest changes to the way that modern audiences are watching television. They include an option to restart live programmes that have already begun ...

  • BBC iPlayer gets live restart and cross-device pause and resume features

    08/19/15 ,via business-reporter.co.uk

    ... iPlayer experience, ensuring they’re never late for a BBC TV broadcast again and providing easy access to the programmes they’re enjoying on BBC iPlayer whether at home or on the move.” For more information on the changes, see the BBC website.

  • iPlayer brings Live Restart to Xbox One, YouView and tablets

    08/19/15 ,via Expert Reviews

    Live Restart was first introduced to the iPlayer website during the 2012 Olympics, allowing you to start watching from the beginning if you join mid-way through the broadcast. It's now being added to YouView, Roku, Sky's NOW TV, Amazon Fire TV ...



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