BBC’s Looking to Offer Archive Over P2P

BBC has revealed that its plans to open up its archives online includes the use of peer-to-peer file sharing for the distribution of its programmes.

BBC new media director Ashley Highfield , speaking at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, said the BBC was developing a “super EPG” (electonic programming guide) that would work on any platform and let users record programmes as with a PVR. The EPG, presumably called the “Internet Media Player” will allow programmes to be downloaded or streamed to PC desktops and handheld devices.

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