: It’s not only podcasters who are using Skype for interviews, the BBC is… because it offers higher quality than a plain old phone line.
I’m going to be on the BBC’s Up All Night sometime Monday night to blather on blogs and in the process of setting up, Kevin Anderson said they use Skype because it’s so good. From his emails:
Yes, we’re using Skype heavily. We recently conducted an interview with Mr Behi, an Iranian blogger, via Skype. It’s very useful for us in that repressive governments can’t block it due to its distributed nature. And seeing as on a good connection, it’s a full 44Khz signal, it’s just below the quality of the very expensive ISDN broadcast equipment we have.
Last week, I also picked up a copy of Focus, the German news magazine with a cover on “internet telephony for all,” including Skype. I’m amazed that VOIP is a cover story. But then, why shouldn’t it be: It’s exploding the old networks and old ways.