Feeds

BBC signs fat Net deals

US Net investor and Telewest get involved

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The BBC has signed two deals regarding its controversial Internet activities. US Internet investor TH Lee will take a minority stake in Auntie's two commercial Web sites - beeb.com and freebeeb.net - for £32.5 million, and telecoms firm Telewest has signed a content-delivery deal.

The BBC has been under fire concerning its Internet policy, with people asking whether licence-fee money should be spent on a highly competitive and commercial enterprise (we personally think the BBC is right, and its news site is proof of it). The argument lead to beeb.com and freebeeb.net becoming separately funded, and TH Lee's investment will presumably enable them to continue.

The Telewest content deal lasts until 2006 and gives its customers access to the BBC's digital services including TV channels and future interactive services. The size of the deal is not known. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network
Take your license demand and stick it in your ASSIA
Right to be forgotten should apply to Google.com too: EU
And hey - no need to tell the website you've de-listed. That'll make it easier ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.