Disgruntled viewers have criticised Channel 4 for charging ?9.99 per month
to watch live Big Brother action over the internet. About 1,000 people
have signed an online petition protesting at the fee for live streaming,
but Channel 4 argues that it is a better service than the free one last
year. A spokeswoman apologised for disappointing viewers but added that
the channel was faced with no other choice after posting its first annual
loss in a decade.