Broadband Content Bits: Gets F1; BBC IPTV Plans

BBC IPTV plans: The BBC’s TV platforms controller Rahul Chakkara called on IPTV players, at the IPTV World Forum in London, to pull up their socks, arguing current packages “Are like a substitution offering, and not all that exciting”. “We would have liked to do more but we are restricted by limited bandwidth. With more bandwidth we can use a mix of interactivity, localness, connectivity and personalisation. Some of these ideas will be adapted from the web, others will be completely new. We are working on a range of these ideas that will exploit the power of IP features, and deliver some compelling audience propositions.