Author Topic: "BBC iPlayer 'watched by more than 60m outside the UK for free'"  (Read 1829 times)

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Re: "BBC iPlayer 'watched by more than 60m outside the UK for free'"
« Reply #1 on: 07:16:10 | 23 July, 2015 »
Interesting but something seems wrong with the figures.
There is a statement at the end that this implies 29% of views are from VPN (abroad) but that would imply that each VPN user watched only 1 show per month ... which seems unlikely.
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Re: "BBC iPlayer 'watched by more than 60m outside the UK for free'"
« Reply #2 on: 18:18:26 | 27 July, 2015 »
It's lies, damn lies and statistics. Just getting people ready for the big paywall.
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Re: "BBC iPlayer 'watched by more than 60m outside the UK for free'"
« Reply #3 on: 01:16:16 | 28 July, 2015 »
"watched by more than 60m" is typical journalistic bunkum, probably means that the BBC has been watched a total of 60 m times, but certainly not by 60m viewers.
Based on recent Supreme Court decisions in the US, FilmOn may be on the cusp of legally charging for its vast lineup of stations, including all live stations in the UK, and in turn shutting down its current free access. Currently they charge €15/month for HD without ads, or free SD with ads.
On a somewhat related note, found this video on FilmOn of its founder's Alki David's wife undergoing a live C-section. It is as shocking as it is edifying:
http://www.filmon.com/tv/jennifer-stano
« Last Edit: 01:19:48 | 28 July, 2015 by Keenite »

 

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