It’s only been four months that Ashley Highfield has been with Project Kangeroo, the UK independent TV answer to the BBC’s iPlayer, but it’s been reported that he’s leaving – before it’s even publicly launched.
BBC iPlayer is coming to the Apple iPhone. The BBC iPlayer service, that lets UK TV licence players watch selected piece of content that have been shown on TV in the proceeding fourteen days, is going to be usable and playable on the Apple iPhone and iPod touch using WiFi connections.
One of the (many) complaints that people had with the BBC iPlayer was that their processing power and bandwidth was being used even when they didn’t have the iPlayer application loaded. While some of the more technically minded might have known that this would have been the case by default, the majority – and let’s … Continue reading iPlayer: HowTo Turn Off Sharing
As promised, below is the interview we did yesterday evening with Mark Taylor, President of the Open Source Consortium, following their meeting the BBC Technology staff, giving you the latest news on the BBC’s view on changing the iPlayer to an open platform rather than the Microsoft-only approach they’ve taken until now. [audio:https://digital-lifestyles.info/media/audio/mark-taylor-osc-iplayer.mp3]
We met with Mark Taylor, President of the Open Source Consortium (OSC) last night, directly after his meeting with the BBC to discuss opening-up the iPlayer to run on more platforms than just the Microsoft browser. It appears that the meetings were positive and boiled down to two points, the BBC feels they haven’t communicated … Continue reading iPlayer: BBC DOES Want Open Platform: OSC
We’ve had a listen to the podcasted interview with Ashley Highfield, Director of BBC Future Media and Technology, put out by BBC Backstage and thought it was worth some comment. It’s clearly part of a PR battle against those who are voicing disappointment at the BBC making the iPlayer only work on a Microsoft platform.
Aunty Beeb responds to critics and finaly serves up a multi-platform iPlayer app.
There was a petition put on to the Number 10 Web Site questioning if the iPlayer should only be available on the Microsoft platform. On the last look it had 16,071 signatures on it from members of the public concerned about it as well. Just now the Prime Minister issued his response.
Microsoft is spreading their DRM offering beyond the PC, now to Nokia mobile phones.
There’s a lot of great things about the iPlayer – they biggest draw back is its total dependence on Microsoft.