“It began in black and white almost half a century ago when the nearest thing to a fashion accessory was Ena Sharples’ hairnet. Now Coronation Street is on course to join the iPod generation as part of a new era in digital broadcasting,” Ian Wylie reports for Manchester Online. “ITV chief executive Charles Allen says TV bosses are thinking about making episodes of the soap, and other top programmes, available to view on video iPods. ‘It is well within our capability to do that,’ he added.”
“Video iPod owners in America can already download hundreds of television shows, including Desperate Housewives and The Office, for around £1.50 an episode. ITV executives want to offer digital versions of series such as Coronation Street as they look to the future of mobile phones, hand-held digital video players and the internet,” Wylie reports. “The BBC and ITV are also teaming up for what is described as a “multicasting trial” to broadcast their main channels over the internet.”
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