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December 20, 2006

BBC Product To Be Available Via Filesharing, and Ricky Gervais on Television

The BBC is moving high definition versions of its television shows to the web via Zudeo software.  Zudeo is made by Azureus which also created Bit Torrent software.  Programs will be protected by DRM so there won't be a free-for-all in trading, at least until someone breaks the DRM.

The story about the BBC programming is on the BBC.  While there, check out this story from funnyman Ricky Gervais on the future of television and the online world.  He has a series of hilarious podcasts out there, some free and some for pay.  He says that if he did an online show that was just as good as anything on television, then why not put it on television?  Hard to argue, unless you want to reach people who get their entertainment from the web instead of television.  Some day it will all be the same stuff anyway.

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