[Videolib] BBC to open archives

Brigid Duffy (bduffy@sfsu.edu)
Tue, 28 Oct 2003 12:18:21 -0800

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=46rom the BBC News website =20
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3177479.stm):

Dyke to open up BBC archive

Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the =20=

public full access to all the corporation's programme archives.

Mr Dyke said on Sunday that everyone would in future be able to =20
download BBC radio and TV programmes from the internet.

The service, the BBC Creative Archive, would be free and available to =20=

everyone, as long as they were not intending to use the material for =20
commercial purposes, Mr Dyke added.

"The BBC probably has the best television library in the world," said =20=

Mr Dyke, who was speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

"Up until now this huge resource has remained locked up, inaccessible =20=

to the public because there hasn't been an effective mechanism for =20
distribution.

"But the digital revolution and broadband are changing all that.

"For the first time there is an easy and affordable way of making this =20=

treasure trove of BBC content available to all."

He predicted that everyone would benefit from the online archive, from =20=

people accessing the internet at home, children and adults using public =20=

libraries, to students at school and university.

Future focus

Mr Dyke appeared at the TV festival to give the Richard Dunn interview, =20=

one of the main events of the three-day industry event.

He said the new online service was part of the corporation's future, or =20=

"second phase", strategy for the development of digital technology.

Mr Dyke said he believed this second phase would see a shift of =20
emphasis by broadcasters.

Their focus would move away from commercial considerations to providing =20=

"public value", he said.

"I believe that we are about to move into a second phase of the digital =20=

revolution, a phase which will be more about public than private value; =20=

about free, not pay services; about inclusivity, not exclusion.

"In particular, it will be about how public money can be combined with =20=

new digital technologies to transform everyone's lives."
Story from BBC NEWS:
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3177479.stm

Published: 2003/08/24 11:47:38 GMT

=A9 BBC MMIII

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu=

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Dyke to open up BBC archive

Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give
the public full access to all the corporation's programme archives.

Mr Dyke said on Sunday that everyone would in future be able to
download BBC radio and TV programmes from the internet.

The service, the BBC Creative Archive, would be free and available to
everyone, as long as they were not intending to use the material for
commercial purposes, Mr Dyke added.

"The BBC probably has the best television library in the world," said
Mr Dyke, who was speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

"Up until now this huge resource has remained locked up, inaccessible
to the public because there hasn't been an effective mechanism for
distribution.

"But the digital revolution and broadband are changing all that.

"For the first time there is an easy and affordable way of making this
treasure trove of BBC content available to all."

He predicted that everyone would benefit from the online archive, from
people accessing the internet at home, children and adults using
public libraries, to students at school and university.

Future focus

Mr Dyke appeared at the TV festival to give the Richard Dunn
interview, one of the main events of the three-day industry event.

He said the new online service was part of the corporation's future,
or "second phase", strategy for the development of digital technology.

Mr Dyke said he believed this second phase would see a shift of
emphasis by broadcasters.

Their focus would move away from commercial considerations to
providing "public value", he said.

"I believe that we are about to move into a second phase of the
digital revolution, a phase which will be more about public than
private value; about free, not pay services; about inclusivity, not
exclusion.

"In particular, it will be about how public money can be combined with
new digital technologies to transform everyone's lives."

Story from BBC NEWS:

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Published: 2003/08/24 11:47:38 GMT

=A9 BBC MMIII

Brigid Duffy

Audio Visual/ITV Center

San Francisco State University

San Francisco CA 94132-4200

E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu</fontfamily>=

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