BBC iPlayer

VPN’s have changed the way many people access their content these days. No longer is it a requirement that you wait for when a local broadcaster deems it the right time for a hit show to be made available here. An internet connection and a VPN can gain you access to pretty much anything you want now. And while it’s someone problematic for local rights holders, it has created a bit of a conundrum for the BBC.

In the UK, the BBC is funded out of a license fee but a new study from GlobalWebIndex has shown that around 65 million people outside of the UK are accessing the content. With 75% of those people also accessing and paying for content services like Netflix and Hulu, there is now the suggestion that the BBC iPlayer may become a subscription service. Continue reading »