BBC lays out ‘open’ vision to combat licence fee critics

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BBC iPlayer has been a huge success for the BBC, but it’s wary of the competition posed by Netflix and YouTube. To better serve its audience, the BBC wants to open iPlayer up to programming produced by other people and broadcasters. “This would be more convenient for audiences, who could find more British programming in one place,” the BBC says. The new, “open” approach would also allow an “Ideas Service” to blossom; a new platform that combines its science, arts and history-based programming with the work produced by renowned British museums and institutions. – Nick Summers, Engadget