The BBC has just announced that they will be closing their online digital content store called BBC Store.
The service will be closing on November 1st, 2017 just two years after it original launch, which will be the date that both the BBC Store is shut down and the cloud content locker on top of that.
This means that anyone who purchased a show through the BBC Store service won’t be able to access it after this date. To make up for that, the BBC will refund customers for any content that has been purchased since November 2015.
They will offer customers in the form of a full refund or in the form of some vouchers for digital TV or film rentals and purchases that can be made on Amazon UK.
The vouchers might be a better option as they will be worth more than the total of your original BBC Store purchases and can be used for any content, not just the BBC’s content.A BBC spokesman spoke to Engadget, stating that the reason for this is because Netflix and Amazon Video has negated customer interest for buying digital content.
“Since the appetite for BBC shows on SVOD and other third party platforms is growing in the UK and abroad, it doesn’t make sense for us to invest further in BBC Store where demand has not been as strong as we’d hoped in a rapidly changing market.”
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