A Broadband Bank

Anyone who missed the first season of the BBC's hit comedy The Office can wait for a rerun, buy the DVD for $22 or burn a copy illegally. But the BBC plans to offer another choice: log on at www.bbc.co.uk, pick the episode you fancy and, at least if you're a British citizen, watch it free on your PC. That tantalizing prospect was raised by an announcement at the Edinburgh TV Festival in August by BBC director general Greg Dyke. The Beeb is planning a "digital creative" archive that will make what he calls "the best television library in the world"...

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