Monday, July 30, 2012

BBC International Radio Streams Rethinks the Ol**pics

From the BBC website today

UPDATE (29 July): After discussion, the IOC and the BBC have agreed that there is no need to block our international streams of Radio 4 programmes with a wide news agenda. Radio 5 Live (apart from the news programme Up All Night) and 5 Live Olympics Extra will remain available only in the UK. The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 will also now be available internationally. Radio 5 Live Sports Extra coverage of non Olympic Sports will be available as normal.

I note in the more than 100 complaints on the BBC Editor's blog that BBC Radio Scotland was also banned from the Interwebs during news programmes. Wonder if the message has got North of the border? And the on-demand episodes of PM don't work here in the Netherlands. So the decision doesn't seem to affect what's already gone out. What took them so long??

1 comment:

lou josephs said...

NBC's Comcast is tape delayed some live coverage during the day but it's pretty bad. So do a search on UK proxy servers and you can beat the geo ban.