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Old Jul 11th 2005, 10:12 pm
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I've just noticed a message on a BBC site quoting an article in the LA Times which indicates that the BBC is considering restricting internet access to its radio broadcasts to people in the UK.

Has anyone else read or heard about this this please? I wonder what the reason would be.

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Old Jul 11th 2005, 11:15 pm
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I didn't hear anything here. On WHYY we have the BBC World Service from Midnight till 5AM, then BBC World Update till 6AM, then at 9AM we have BBC Newshour. They keep plugging the websites and Email addresses for feedback.
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Originally Posted by Dimsie
I've just noticed a message on a BBC site quoting an article in the LA Times which indicates that the BBC is considering restricting internet access to its radio broadcasts to people in the UK.

Has anyone else read or heard about this this please? I wonder what the reason would be.
Possibly because they are expanding their service to satellite radios abroad and so dont want to minimise the potential paying audience by having free internet radio? Just a cynical thought.
 
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Originally Posted by ImHere
Possibly because they are expanding their service to satellite radios abroad and so dont want to minimise the potential paying audience by having free internet radio? Just a cynical thought.
Sounds about right!
I almost always listen to the recordings from the websites due to time difference, but I suppose those would go too.
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Shame if it happens but I suppose it is all about money at the end of the day.
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They already do for certain events.
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They already do for certain events.
Generally the one where the sponsors say "Dont let the buggers watch/listen to it for free"
 
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Originally Posted by Dimsie
I've just noticed a message on a BBC site quoting an article in the LA Times which indicates that the BBC is considering restricting internet access to its radio broadcasts to people in the UK.

Has anyone else read or heard about this this please? I wonder what the reason would be.
I'm sure you'll be able to get around it if you really want - using some forwarding service located in the UK to make it look like your requests are coming from the UK.
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I'm sure you'll be able to get around it if you really want - using some forwarding service located in the UK to make it look like your requests are coming from the UK.
I'd like to say I pay my License fee for the bastards...but I dont anymore.
 
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Originally Posted by Dimsie
I've just noticed a message on a BBC site quoting an article in the LA Times which indicates that the BBC is considering restricting internet access to its radio broadcasts to people in the UK.

Has anyone else read or heard about this this please? I wonder what the reason would be.
You have to pay for broadband news online from the BBC, maybe it's spread?
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I'd like to say I pay my License fee for the bastards...but I dont anymore.
If a license detector van showed up round NJ, they'd have it jacked up on bricks before they'd found the signal!!!!! And a guy called Vinnie would be asking them " Howw yoooo doooooin?"
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If a license detector van showed up round NJ, they'd have it jacked up on bricks before they'd found the signal!!!!! And a guy called Vinnie would be asking them " Howw yoooo doooooin?"
Down here they'd be carjacked at the first red light by some swarthy looking chaps in red bandanas and caps on backwards....allegedly.
 
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Originally Posted by ImHere
Down here they'd be carjacked at the first red light by some swarthy looking chaps in red bandanas and caps on backwards....allegedly.

LOL! If they bring their licence detector vans to this neck of the woods the Baptists'll have 'em for breakfast!
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Originally Posted by Dimsie
I've just noticed a message on a BBC site quoting an article in the LA Times which indicates that the BBC is considering restricting internet access to its radio broadcasts to people in the UK.
Totally untrue ...
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Originally Posted by Ray
Totally untrue ...

Hope so, Ray. How do you know ?
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