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BBC Project Barcelona confirms archive show downloads

BBC Project Barcelona confirms archive show downloads

Early this month we mentioned rumor floating around that the BBC is set to open up its own digital download platform for archive programming. BBC director general Mark Thompson has now announced a project named Project Barcelona that would allow viewers to download their favorite programs digitally and keep them permanently for a "relatively modest" fee. The archive would be open permanently, and the shows would be available indefinitely to those who license them.

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The Mu folding plug re-revealed and detailed

The Mu folding plug re-revealed and detailed

This week a fabulous new device which takes the undeniably fat design of the modern wall plug anf folds it down to a much more flat and much more transportable card. This design at the moment works only with the UK version of the wall plug, but the application to multiple plugs across the earth is not difficult to see. Once you have a peek, and see how simple it is to flip the plug you know so well down to a disk of great transportability, you'll come to understand the simplicity of the truth!

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Roku Players ship in UK with new iPlayer support

Roku Players ship in UK with new iPlayer support

Roku has made a couple announcements that fans streaming media in the UK may get excited about. The first is that the Roku players are now shipping to customers in the UK. The other announcement is that the selection of entertainment content for fans in the UK has increased. The UK versions of the players previously allowed users to access content like Netflix and a lot more.

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BBC global iPlayer hits iPhone and iPod touch

BBC global iPlayer hits iPhone and iPod touch

The BBC iPlayer has been around for a while and has seen several iterations and updates since it launched. There is another new iteration of the iPlayer app that is available for download and the new version is made just for iOS devices. Specifically the app is for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app launched in 11 different countries in Western Europe previously.

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BBC WiFi Dalek demos Internet of Things TV potential

BBC WiFi Dalek demos Internet of Things TV potential

The BBC has developed a WiFi-enabled toy Dalek that can mimic the on-screen actions of the Doctor Who arch-villain, though fans hoping for a living room invasion will be disappointed. The "synchronised Dalek" project, the BBC's R&D team reveals, is a proof-of-concept intended to demonstrate the Universal Control system, a way of getting internet-connected devices to perform specific functions in time with TV shows on-screen.

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BBC launches a new version of iPlayer for TV

BBC launches a new version of iPlayer for TV

The BBC has announced the launch of a new version of iPlayer today that is specifically designed for TV. This is the first iteration of the iPlayer that is personalized for TV and was specifically designed for the living room. The new player was designed with ease of use in mind and to give the audience control over what they want right on their TV screen.

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BBC iPlayer app for iPad hits Europe in first stage of global trial

BBC iPlayer app for iPad hits Europe in first stage of global trial

The BBC has launched a European version of its iPlayer streaming TV and radio app for iPad, offering subscription-based access to new and archive content from the network. Initially released as a pilot in eight western European countries, though expected to be pushed globally by BBC Worldwide over time, subscriptions to the BBC iPlayer app are priced at €6.99 a month (or €49.99 for an annual subscription).

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iPlayer international access “less than $10″ a month promises BBC

iPlayer international access “less than $10″ a month promises BBC

BBC Director General Mark Thompson has apparently confirmed international iPlayer plans, with the streaming media service expected to launch for non-UK users later in 2011. Speaking at the FT Digital Media & Broadcasting Conference 2011 this morning, Thompson also confirmed that the international iPlayer service would be subscription-based, but that it would be "a few dollars a month - less than $10."

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