January 31, 2007

BBC iPlayer a step closer

The BBC iPlayer might revolutionise television. It’s potentially bigger than Digital TV. And it’s coming. Because today the BBC’s Trust approved the software.

You’ll be able to watch all of the BBC’s programmes online, live. And then you’ll be able to download them to your computer for 30 days. You can set series links and keep hold of series like Doctor Who and watch them all at once.

They’ve made a few changes, some good and some bad. You won’t be able to download some classical music, or keep hold of certain radio plays. But it will have to be content neutral (initially it was Microsoft-only). This is great, but might delay the product launch. It’s already looking like late-2007, early-2008.

It’s what broadband was made for, and I can’t wait.


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  1. Darryl Pomicter

    For all the BBC radio offerings easily, now—including their Radio Player, News Player, Sport Player, Weather Player, Podcasts, and World Service including foreign languages (significantly more then the BBC intends with their new iPlayer)—try “Radeo”: http://www.radeo.net . For a demo of advanced version, including Playlists and set only with BBC streams, Login as Listener: MyBBC, (with no password required). PC and Mac; IE, Firefox, and Safari; Real Player, Windows Media Player, and Quicktime.

    The Radeo Internet Player
    More than 10,000 Stations, 20,000 Shows, and 500,000 Episodes—
    Broadcasts, Webcasts, and Podcasts—Audio and Video.
    Wherever You Are, Wherever They Are, and Whatever They Are.
    Easy to Play Your Favorites, Find More, and Share Them.
    www.radeo.net

    02 Mar 2007, 05:22


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