It is slowly becoming a trend for conventional networks to embrace the digital age and start offering over-the-top online streaming of their linear channel. HBO has done this, Showtime has done this and many others are in the process of doing the same thing. The BBC is apparently thinking along the same lines, according to a report it plans of offering an over-the-top internet streaming subscription service to customers in the United States from next year.
This will bring an entirely different method for fans of BBC programming to watch their favorite shows, and since it will be streamed over the internet, they’ll certainly be able to access the stream through mobile devices and set-top boxes.
According to a report by Reuters director general of the BBC, Tony Hall, confirmed during an industry convention in Cambridge that an OTT subscription service will be offered to customers in the United States starting next year.
He didn’t reveal important information about this service during the convention, it’s still unclear when the service will be launched, how much it will be priced at and precisely what does BBC plans on calling this over-the-top internet TV streaming service.
BBC may reveal more details about this in the coming months, we’ll let you know as soon as something comes up.