BBC NEWS | Entertainment | BBC TV channels to be put on net: “BBC TV channels to be put on net

The BBC’s TV channels will be made available on the internet, BBC Director General Mark Thompson has confirmed.

He announced plans for the MyBBCPlayer – which will allow viewers to legally download seven days of programmes – at the Edinburgh Television Festival.

He said he hoped the service would launch next year.

Mr Thompson said that unless the BBC adapted ‘we won’t deserve or get licence-fee funding beyond 2016… that is very definitely not our plan’.

A simulcast of BBC One or BBC Two, letting UK viewers see programmes on the web at the same time as they go out on TV, is also planned as part of MyBBCPlayer .”