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07-31-2009, 01:00 PM
The BBC has signed a landmark deal with the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph to share video news on the site. The video news went live as early as July 28. The BBC says that the move is their response to the government's directive to bring the UK into the digital age.
07-31-2009, 01:09 PM
Hmmmn. I can see that the BBC has chosen newspaper sites with the biggest online audience.
07-31-2009, 01:19 PM
I think that it's a good move by the BBC to gain wider viewership. They would get more mileage for their news content at four of the leading newspapers here.
07-31-2009, 01:39 PM
Well, it's interesting that none of the titles published by News International accepted the BBC's offer of news content.
07-31-2009, 05:04 PM
Of course! They would have to turn to BSkyB for their news content. Rupert Murdoch said they rejected the idea because the BBC stands to get free marketing and free promotion.
08-03-2009, 04:27 PM
I don't think it's free. For one, news content is valuable especially for newspapers. So if the BBC gives them access to their content, I think that it's only fair for the BBC to get some media mileage for it.
08-03-2009, 04:39 PM
What I find funny is that the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph hooked up with the BBC, that is after periodically criticizing the BBC. It's kinda funny that you sign an agreement with the very people you put down.
08-03-2009, 04:55 PM
I don't think they have any choice. For one, the BBC is the first and probably the only provider of news videos. These two can't very well pass up. And unlike News International papers, they don't have the option of easily hooking up with Sky.
08-03-2009, 05:10 PM
I heard that BBC's move have met really strong opposition from Press Association, which was the first organization to offer videos on news sites. PA just gained a new competitor.
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