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A BBC service that let people buy and "keep" BBC shows has closed less than two years on from its 2015 launch.
A spokesman for BBC Store said demand had not been as strong as had been hoped and that it did not "make sense" to invest in the service further.
BBC Store was intended as an extension of the BBC iPlayer, where content expires 30 days after broadcast.
A message
on its website said the BBC would "continue to find new ways of making BBC archive content available".
"We do hope you enjoyed discovering some wonderful programmes, old and new," the message added.
More than 7,000 hours of TV was initially made available through the BBC Store, with shows typically costing £1.89 an episode.
Offerings included Early to Bed, a rarely seen Alan Bleasdale work from 1975, and The Power of the Daleks, a "lost" Doctor Who adventure from 1966 that was reconstructed in animated...
Mr Speaker, I am here to give an update on the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox and Sky Plc, and my decision whether or not to refer the transaction for a full 6 month investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

I should first remind the House that in my quasi-judicial role I must:

  1. Come to a decision on the basis of relevant evidence;
  2. Act independently in a process that is fair and impartial; and
  3. Take my decision as promptly as is reasonably practicable.
I am committed to transparency and openness in this process and have been clear my decisions can only be influenced by facts, not opinions - and by the evidence, not who shouts the loudest.

Broadcasting standards
I have taken careful account of all relevant representations and Ofcom’s advice and have, today - as required by the legislation - written to the parties to inform...
An issue which many members of the public find objectionable and offensive is the fact that while the BBC consistently refuses to use the word terror in its reports on violent attacks against Israelis, its reports on comparable attacks in other locations (especially Europe and North America) do use such language. A recent complaint that was escalated by a member of the public through the laborious convoluted and off putting BBC channels of complaint, finally was passed to OFCOM only for them to side with the BBC and thus display their own double standards

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BT has offered to provide the infrastructure for 99% of premises in the UK to get broadband speeds of at least 10 megabits per second by 2020.

If accepted, it would mean government-proposed rules, allowing those living in remote areas to demand broadband, were unnecessary.

BT says it would invest up to £600m and coverage would be universal by 2022.

About 1.4 million households currently cannot get speeds above 10Mbps, according to Ofcom.

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Ofcom has revoked the community radio licence held by Iman Media UK Limited, following an investigation.

The company held a community radio licence, broadcasting Iman FM radio over a five-kilometre radius in the Sheffield area.


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