Now here’s a bit of very cool news:
Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation’s programme archives.
Mr Dyke said on Sunday that everyone would in future be able to download BBC radio and TV programmes from the internet.
Imagine being able to download every episode of Red Dwarf or Doctor Who or Monty Python, for free. With broadband Internet becoming more common and the prices for DVD burners in the $150 range these days you could compile your own collection of your favorite BBC shows on the cheap. Not to mention the wealth of news and historical programming they’ve built-up over the years. Danny O’Brien goes into more detail on the implications of this move on his blog if you want to read more about it.
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