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01/06/2002 Entry: "BBC World no longer streaming"

I found this interesting item on a news site devoted to the Apple Macintosh, www.macintouch.com:

We've received a few messages about the removal of BBC News from Apple's QuickTime channels:

[MacInTouch reader] "The BBC World web page still lists shows QuickTime TV as their streaming video site on this page but now it just shows a message from Apple saying "Our channel selection has changed. To see your latest choices, please update your software now."

"Only a few months ago, BBC shut down their shortwave transmitters that broadcast to North America. It may be that BBC wants to generate more revenue from cable, DBS and XM satellite subscriptions, and perhaps they were demanding more money from Apple."

Replies: 6 Comments

I believe that you cannot easily get BBC anymore because our very own government in the USA is censoring what we are able to see. The government is bent on taking away our freedoms (Gun control) and money (taxes of more than 50% of what you make). This "democracy" is more like a socialist government everyday. And the only way we would recognize it is to see news not tainted by the American government. Hence why you are not able to easily get BBC anymore. FCC is prob cracking down hard on any broadcasts outside the USA

Posted by Scott @ 29 August 2002 0302 UTC

I found BBC World video here: http://site35307.dellhost.com/thetelevision/bbctv300.htm

Posted by bv @ 07 April 2002 2039 UTC

Well, 6.135 booms into Utah every night from the Delano, Calif relay. I have oftened wondered why the BBC doesn't take the advange and announce that it has returned service to North America? 5.975 also is great signal 95% of the time.

Posted by Randall Shreve @ 05 April 2002 1948 UTC

thanks to ralph brand for fanning the ebbing bbc shortwave flame; maybe he can fire it up yet. we need not only the real news as opposed to the homeland propaganda we are stuffed with, but we need those travels in the arts that brightened our evenings when bbc world service had a full and varied format.

Posted by leonard fass @ 20 January 2002 0328 UTC

thanks to ralph brand for fanning the ebbing bbc shortwave flame; maybe he can fire it up yet. we need not only the real news as opposed to the homeland propaganda we are stuffed with, but we need those travels in the arts that brightened our evenings when bbc world service had a full and varied format.

Posted by leonard fass @ 20 January 2002 0327 UTC

Follow the money! I have read that XM Satellite is in trouble with the money folks and I think that I remember that the BBC invested some money into these new, expensive for the consumer, systems.

Posted by Randall Shreve @ 13 January 2002 2251 UTC