The BBC uses iPlayer for much of their content. It’s similar to Hulu, and like Hulu it’s only available to British residents. But, the BBC is hoping to change that as they plan to role their video streaming player to the rest of the developed world. The catch, alas, is they think they can charge $10 per show’s episode, or at least they’re using The Telegraph to float the idea and test the public’s reaction.
So here it is: no one would pay $10 per episode. It’s called torrenting, and that’s what I’d do (as many other sophisticated internet users do) if they tried to fondle my genitals by charging me $10 per. Go the Hulu route at first with an advertising supported model and charge for premium content. [via download squad]