The BBC announce Project Barcelona


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The BBC Director General Mark Thompson has just announced proposals to bring archived shows to the general public which could be downloaded for a "relatively modest fee".

Codenamed Project Barcelona the service is an extension of the wildly successful iPlayer which has recently been rolled out internationally for about £6 a month or £40 per year.

The fledgling project will have to jump through several regulatory hoops before coming to fruition however and is likely to face challenges from Sky (who have recently launched the Sky Store) and other domestic rivals.