Channel 4: web-enabled archive

Jun 7, 2009 | Uncategorized

This weekend the UK’s Channel 4 television network announced 10,000 archived shows are being put online – and for free. Media guardian reported that over 4,000 hours of content on the way, and all viewable through the 4oD catch-up service. The implications are that pressure will grow to release the BBC’s content archives which currently […]

This weekend the UK’s Channel 4 television network announced 10,000 archived shows are being put online – and for free. Media guardian reported that over 4,000 hours of content on the way, and all viewable through the 4oD catch-up service. The implications are that pressure will grow to release the BBC’s content archives which currently only run to 7 days. Great news for the web and internet users, good news for advertisers who have a new high volume channel for TV commercials, but in a world of television on-demand will there be any role for the linear broadcast schedule?
From Media Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk, 07/06/2009
Channel 4oD: www.channel4.com/4od

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