BBC officially announces video-on-demand store is incoming

Soon iTunes will have competition as a super cheap option from the good old Beeb will be on offer

Remember when we reported on a BBC video-on-demand service incoming to compete with iTunes? Well it’s just been made official by the Director-General at the BBC.

Sure the guy’s title makes him sounds like a military official but his words of a shop-like service online are true. In fact purchases of TV shows and films should be around the £1.89 mark as we predicted, although not yet confirmed.

He points out Project Barcelona – as it’s being code named – is not an extra sly licence fee but rather more like going into a shop to buy a DVD. Except in this instance the film or show will be available just minutes after it’s been aired. We can’t wait, but we may have to as no release date has yet been announced.

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