BPG in the News – May 30, 2009

New Eps Of BBC’s BAFTA-winning Cranford Starts Filming In June – Rapid Talent
Philip Glenister (Mr Carter) and Dame Eileen Atkins were both honoured with Broadcasting Press Guild Awards in the Best Ac. […] [Read more…]

iPlayer users should pay says BBC tech boss – Crave
… allows those who only watch BBC programming through iPlayer to avoid paying the licence fee means that some users are getting a “free ride”, th. […] [Read more…]

BBC tech chief calls for iPlayer licence fee (ZDNet UK)
People who only view BBC programming through the iPlayer video-on-demand service are getting a “free ride”, according to Future Media and Technology director Erik Huggers [Read more…]

Stop whingeing, Auntie, your future’s on the net (Evening Standard)
It seems that the BBC’s iPlayer is proving too popular. [Read more…]

Stop whingeing, Auntie, your future’s on the net – This is London
BBC technology chief Erik Huggers told the Broadcasting Press Guild that the BBC risks losing licence – fee revenue because an increa. […] [Read more…]

‘Charge all for i-Player’ says BBC head – Rapid tv news
If you are consuming BBC services then you have to be a licence holder,” stated Huggers, talking to the Broadcasting Press Guild. However, the. […] [Read more…]

BBC readies iPlayer 3- Advanced TV
The BBC has revealed plans for the next-generation of its online video service, the iPlayer, which include increased functionality and recommendation possibilities. [Read more…]

BBC head calls for iPlayer charges – ComputerWeekly.com
The BBC’s director of Future Media and Technology, Erik Hug. […] [Read more…]

‘iPlayer users should pay their way’: BBC tech boss (Silicon.com)
People who only view BBC content through the Beeb’s online video-on-demand service iPlayer should pay for the privilege, according to the broadcaster’s tech chief. A loophole which allows those who on. […] [Read more…]

Time to pay up for the iPlayer, says BBC tech head – T3
Time to pay up for the iPlayer, says BBC tech headT3, UKIn a speech to the Broadcasting Press Guild, Huggers stated that television viewers are swapping their seat in front of the telly for the one i. […] [Read more…]

‘Free riders’ to be charged for BBC’s iPlayer – Metro
His comments came in a speech to the Broadcasting Press Guild and followed a similar call from the
BBC Trust. The BBC said Mr Huggers was express. […] [Read more…]

BBC chief demands charge for iPlayer to stop viewers ‘getting a free ride’ (Daily Mail)
BBC chief demands charge for iPlayer to stop viewers ‘getting a free ride’ [Read more…]

Forward Back BBC Head Calls For iPlayer Charge (Waveguide TV and Radio News)
A senior BBC executive has called for viewers to be charged for using the popular iPlayer service. [Read more…]

‘Newspapers need to be more print-like online to profit’ (Guardian Unlimited)
BBC director of future media and technology Erik Huggers says companies should search for more newspaper-like digital formats The BBC director of future media and technology, Erik Huggers, has said th. […] [Read more…]

BBC should expand TV licence fee to catch more people who watch shows online (Daily Telegraph)
The BBC should expand the TV licence fee to catch more people who watch its programmes on their computers according to Erik Huggers the corporation’s director of future media and technology [Read more…]

Second series of Wallander confirmed (Guardian Unlimited)
BBC commissions three more feature-length instalments of Kenneth Branagh detective drama Wallander The BBC has confirmed that the Kenneth Branagh detective drama Wallander will return with three more. […] [Read more…]

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