BBC ‘strong-arms indies’ over iPlayer extensions

The BBC has vexed a number of television production companies after attempting to extend iPlayer shows from one month to one year – without raising the licensing fees they pay for the content.

Earlier this month, Ofcom ruled that the iPlayer service could extend the amount of time box sets could be viewed from 30 days to 12 months. The BBC had previously warned it would become “irrelevant” unless it is allowed to offer box sets and keep shows on iPlayer for at least a year to compete with major streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Source: BBC ‘strong-arms indies’ over iPlayer extensions

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