Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Does the ABC actually get it? *gasp*

Wow. The ABC are going to make Dr. Who episodes available as digital downloads immediately after they have originally aired in the UK. Part of the reason is apparently an attempt to reduce piracy by providing supply where there is obvious demand. This is a big step in the right direction for television stations making themselves relevant again in terms of rebroadcasting material from foreign networks.
OK, the episodes will appear on iView, which is a pretty low quality streaming broadcast, but this is a good step and shows they are trying to make progress. I find iView excellent for catching recently missed ABC programs, however it still doesn't really compete with downloading 720p content from the intertubes, either torrents or news servers.
Good stuff ABC, I hope the Dr. Who fans go for it.
(Thanks to The Register)

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