23 January 2007

UK - Ofcom warns on BBC download plans

The BBC's plans to offer all its TV and radio shows on-demand via the internet and cable TV have been criticised by the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom. Ofcom said that certain aspects of the BBC's on-demand service, which is due to start later this year, could have a 'negative effect' on commercial rivals. It added that while the BBC's plans would boost interest in rival services, it would likely limit their investment.