BBC to Charge Heavy Online Users?

(via TEoF): BBC Online may be considering charging for content from heavy users of its website. The online unit of the Beeb is a commercial entity, as opposed to the TV version, which is funded by mandatory license fee imposed on British taxpayers. BBC claims that the costs of distributing content online are not being covered by the license fee.

In an interview with the FT, Ashley Highfield, the BBC’s director of new media, said: “The license fee could give viewers a certain amount of credit to use a certain amount of content and, once that credit has run out, they would have to top it up.”

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