BBC to trial VOD on Freeview

The BBC have announced that they plan to carry out a research trial of Video On Demand (VOD) services on the Freeview platform. At present it is purely a research project and there is no intention to launch it according to a BBC spokesman. The VOD service will be operated using the Freeview platform’s interactive capabilities and the intention is to produce an easy to use interface enabling viewers to call up programmes from a carousel storing 50hours of programmes on the STB’s hard disc. The BBC is already working with STB manufacturers to segment part of the hard drive on Freeview PVR’s. The service could be made available to other broadcasters on the Freeview platform if it is successful.
Item added: 20th February 2007