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How exciting is this? I can’t wait.
OK – time to step back a little. I think that while old news programmes and a number of documentaries will find their way onto websites, episodes of drama series won’t. There are already discussions under way to limit the amount of time the BBC can hold onto the rights of independently produced productions so that the indies can make best use of them. I think we can safely assume, that the latest episode of Kudos’s Spooks won’t be on the net anytime soon. In any case there are plenty of TV stations around the world paying good money for some of this programming, and they’re unlikely to pay quite as much if everyone’s watched it on the net.
I shouldn’t be so negative I know. It’s a good thing, and I still can’t wait.