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The BBC is to announce a partnership with Apple to distribute content via the iTunes Store this Tuesday, if rumours are to be believed.

Although a deal to make the BBC’s iPlayer distribution system available to AppleTV owners was always on the cards, a deal to distribute content via iTunes changes the nature of the game somewhat. It’s highly unlikely that the content will be made freely available – as the ‘catch-up’ service on iPlayer currently is – and many people will be displeased at the thought of paying for content twice, once via the mandatory TV Licence and the again at point of purchase via iTunes.

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