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BBC to repay £1million to customers as it pulls plug on flop download rival to Netflix

THE BBC is to repay £1million to users of its flop download rival to Netflix and Amazon — after confirming it is pulling the plug.

BBC Store let viewers pick TV from its archive for £1.89 per show.

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The BBC has announced it’s shutting down BBC Store after 18 months[/caption]

The service will end from November 1 after which those who bought programmes will be unable to play them.

A spokesman said: “Demand has not been as strong as we hoped in a rapidly changing market.”

A BBC source confirmed the compensation bill will top £1million.

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The service couldn’t compete with Netflix and Amazon[/caption]

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Many popular BBC programmes, including Sherlock and Doctor Who, are available on rival sites[/caption]

Amazon Store vouchers will be offered as an alternative to cash.

Users can still watch shows they have already bought until November 1.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3654131/bbc-to-repay-1million-to-bbc-store-users-as-it-shuts-down-service/