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DalekBChannel523
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
BBC Shop closing has really ****ed me off. Why are they trying to force us to buy digital downloads?

Not everybody likes to own things digitally. Some of us like to have physical copies you can hold in your hand and display on a shelf.
London Lite7,071 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
BBC Shop closing has really ****ed me off. Why are they trying to force us to buy digital downloads?

Not everybody likes to own things digitally. Some of us like to have physical copies you can hold in your hand and display on a shelf.


Nobody is forcing anyone not to buy physical media. There are still plenty of outlets where you can buy BBC products. BBC Worldwide have clearly decided that the BBC Shop is no longer commercially viable.
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Gluben497 posts since 15 Jan 2004
Anglia (East) Look East
I'd be all for buying things digitally if they included all the extras (commentary track, deleted scenes etc.) that came with the physical media. iTunes does it for some more recent movies, but the BBC won't do this for its own shows.
DalekBChannel523
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
BBC Shop closing has really ****ed me off. Why are they trying to force us to buy digital downloads?

Not everybody likes to own things digitally. Some of us like to have physical copies you can hold in your hand and display on a shelf.


Nobody is forcing anyone not to buy physical media. There are still plenty of outlets where you can buy BBC products. BBC Worldwide have clearly decided that the BBC Shop is no longer commercially viable.

Really? Because it seems like they're forcing us to me, especially given that they've basically said 'there's still the BBC Store' and the BBC Store will be the only way to buy BBC shows direct from the BBC soon.
Not everybody likes to own things digitally. Some of us like to have physical copies you can hold in your hand and display on a shelf.


You may already have digital copies of what you have physically. Some disks are the so-called triple play variety, typically Blu-Ray, DVD and a digital copy for tablets/phones/whatever else is round the corner.

Whilst that's true, it's only true with some releases and not many of those are BBC-related. Also: it's not a choice when buying them to own a digital copy, you're buying them because they're physical copies.
London Lite7,071 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
BBC Shop closing has really ****ed me off. Why are they trying to force us to buy digital downloads?

Not everybody likes to own things digitally. Some of us like to have physical copies you can hold in your hand and display on a shelf.


Nobody is forcing anyone not to buy physical media. There are still plenty of outlets where you can buy BBC products. BBC Worldwide have clearly decided that the BBC Shop is no longer commercially viable.

Really? Because it seems like they're forcing us to me, especially given that they've basically said 'there's still the BBC Store' and the BBC Store will be the only way to buy BBC shows direct from the BBC soon.


Most people don't buy physical copies from the BBC. I'm sure those who'll buy Series 5 of Call the Midwife next Monday will either buy them from a supermarket, HMV or other online websites, such as Amazon.

It really isn't a big deal if you can't buy a copy of a BBC programme on DVD/Blu-ray from BBC Worldwide. I suspect that most customers haven't even heard of the BBC Shop website in the first place.
DalekBChannel523
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Nobody is forcing anyone not to buy physical media. There are still plenty of outlets where you can buy BBC products. BBC Worldwide have clearly decided that the BBC Shop is no longer commercially viable.

Really? Because it seems like they're forcing us to me, especially given that they've basically said 'there's still the BBC Store' and the BBC Store will be the only way to buy BBC shows direct from the BBC soon.


Most people don't buy physical copies from the BBC. I'm sure those who'll buy Series 5 of Call the Midwife next Monday will either buy them from a supermarket, HMV or other online websites, such as Amazon.

Not if BBC Shop offered the best deal, which it often did on many new releases.

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It really isn't a big deal if you can't buy a copy of a BBC programme on DVD/Blu-ray from BBC Worldwide. I suspect that most customers haven't even heard of the BBC Shop website in the first place.

I don't think it's as niche as you seem to think. My family and everyone I have talked to about BBC Shop closing have heard about it.
London Lite7,071 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Really? Because it seems like they're forcing us to me, especially given that they've basically said 'there's still the BBC Store' and the BBC Store will be the only way to buy BBC shows direct from the BBC soon.


Most people don't buy physical copies from the BBC. I'm sure those who'll buy Series 5 of Call the Midwife next Monday will either buy them from a supermarket, HMV or other online websites, such as Amazon.

Not if BBC Shop offered the best deal, which it often did on many new releases.

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It really isn't a big deal if you can't buy a copy of a BBC programme on DVD/Blu-ray from BBC Worldwide. I suspect that most customers haven't even heard of the BBC Shop website in the first place.

I don't think it's as niche as you seem to think. My family and everyone I have talked to about BBC Shop closing have heard about it.


You and your family are in that niche I'm afraid. I agree it had some good deals, but it wasn't ever a major player in physical online sales.