The Future Of Streaming TV: Mutually Suported Distribution Platform Seen As Key In The UK

01Jul09

Dawn Airey has called for a alliance between UK terrestrial TV channel operators in order to help secure viewers through a shared streaming video platform.

Read the coverage of Dawn Airey’s speech at the Future of Broadcasting Conference held in London yesterday.

I find myself in agreement, with the hope that Channel 4 and ITV would also join with the BBC and FIVE. Dawn believes the system could build from the start BT have made with BT Vision.

My hope is that such a service would include the entire catalogue of programmes made from this point forward; whilst gradually tackling (re-negotiating) usage rights to include old programmes over time.

Clearly the interests of multi-channel operators (Sky, Virgin etc.) remain locked in a customer subscription model. I would be interested to see the proposed new service funded by both subscription and advertising, which may open the door to some multi-channel content on such a platform.

Read about Dawn Airey’s speech at New Media Age: HERE

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