Download service[ edit ] One of the key features of the original iPlayer download service was the use of peer-to-peer P2P technology to enable the distribution of large video files i. TV programmes to scale effectively. Once downloaded, the content was only playable within the iPlayer itself or Windows Media Player 10 or 11, and subject to digital rights management. DRM software prevents it being directly copied to another medium e. Programmes were available for download for seven days following broadcast. Once a programme is downloaded a user had thirty days to start watching it; after starting to watch, a programme remained available for the next seven days.
Another agreement , which goes with the Charter, recognises that the BBC should be independent from any other organisation. It also says what the BBC should do for the people in Britain the public. As the BBC gets its money from TV licences, it does not take money from companies or shareholders , so it does not have to do what they want. Also, it is not allowed to broadcast commercials in the middle of shows. It does however show adverts between them.