BBC launches iPlayer on-line video service

BBC launches iPlayer online video service

Nah, it isn’t fairly prepared in your iPhone (or OS X in any respect, to be frank), however the BBC iPlayer has formally launched. The web TV service will go head-to-head with rivals 4OD and ITV, and in accordance with director basic Mark Thompson, the launch of iPlayer “is as massive a milestone because the arrival of shade TV.” All exaggeration apart, the service will permit viewers to “obtain a choice of packages from the final seven days and watch them for as much as 30 days afterwards,” and naturally, all information are usually not solely laced in DRM, however will mechanically delete themselves after they’re seen or after 30 days have handed. At present, a hard and fast variety of individuals will be capable of enroll, with the numbers growing all year long, and whereas it solely operates in Britain on Home windows XP methods utilizing IE 6 or later, the BBC‘s Ashley Highfield has said that hopes are for the iPlayer to “turn into a common service out there not simply over the web, but in addition on cable and different TV platforms, and ultimately on mobiles and sensible handheld units.”

[By way of BBC]

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