Thursday, January 19, 2006

More Tax Please, We're British.

Broadcasters are obviously feeling the pinch because people are recording telly and watching it later and not the repeats. They want a special tax on digital recorders to recoup some of the costs. I don't know why they don't bring their TV shows in line with American release schedules to stop TV "Piracy" and perhaps offer their shows over the internet in a fashion the BBC is doing with it's on demand service or alternatively a pay-per-episode system like iTunes.

From the original Article:

Broadcasters, studios and content makers already make plenty of money from the sale of broadcast rights, repeat broadcast rights and syndication -- not to mention DVD sales (and now pay-per-view downloads) -- but it seems nothing short of greed to demand another slice of the pie, and the person who will ultimately suffer is the end user, who will end up footing the bill when the providers pass on the fees.


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