The latest is the Nintendo Wii, announced today, bringing the advantage that the iPlayer content can be viewed on a ‘normal’ TV, rather than on a computer screen.
Michael Robertson, the founder of mp3.com, has been investing him money in many interesting, and rather ambitious ways that we’ve covered, such as a competitor to Windows OS – Linspire; a Skype competitor – Gizmo and the familiar ground of mp3 services – MP3tunes.
Continue reading Play MP3Tunes Tracks On Your Wii; PS3; Windows Mobile …
The BBC is to bolster multi-platform commissioning. “Again?” I hear you cry.
Do you remember back as far as 2002 when Ashley Highfield, then Head on New Media at the BBC, was telling everyone who would listen … or write about him … that the BBC wouldn’t commission any new programmes unless they had an interactive media element built into them?
Continue reading BBC Vision Goes Multi-Platform. For Real This time?
Those who have Nokia Nseries and Eseries phones will be able to buy software, SlingPlayer, to play the video content from their homes to the handsets, wherever they are, from their Sling Boxes.
Quick resume on Sling Box: plug one into your TV at home and any programmes that you can watch can be viewed remotely, either on a computer, or portable device. Not only can you change channels remotely, but control the DVR functions.
Continue reading SlingPlayer Mobile For S60 Symbian Phones
NXP have had a Set Top Box (STB) playing Flash for quite a few years now. They’ve moved this on now play Flash videos, enabling them to support YouTube and other Internet video services without the need for a separate computer – and from the comfort of the sofa.
Continue reading NXP: Navigating And Playing YouTube Videos on a STB: Podcast And Video
We got the exclusive opportunity to interview the members of the Open Source Consortium (OSC) that has met with the BBC Trust, directly after they had been discussing the BBC iPlayer with them for the first time.
From there we scooped the iPlayer On Linux a must story, but there was a lot more detail in the interview than we could get into the piece.
Various highlights were
- How discussion went with the BBC Trust
- The path that the OSC has been following
- Discussion with Ofcom
- How iPlayer is based entirely on the Microsoft stack
- concerns under the BBC Radio player being rolled into the iPlayer and the loss of support of other players that would occur
- BBC Trust’s different view on BBC Content and content from other production companies
- Support for a Linux iPlayer from the “the most popular Linux desktop client in the world”
If you, like many others, are unhappy about the iPlayer only being available on a particular version of Windows, get yourself over to the iPlayer petition. Every vote counts, so join the current 12,000+ that have said they don’t like it.
Sorry about the popping in part of the recording (like the beginning), but I left the mic windshield at the office – blast!)
Virgin Media tell us that they “will be the first” TV service to offer the BBC iPlayer service through their STB and remote control – rather than through a computer.
Following yesterday’s Official launch of the BBC iPlayer, we thought this would of interest to follow up.
Continue reading Virgin Media: BBC iPlayer Via TV First
The browser wars just kicked off again as Apple’s CEO announced a new Windows rival for market leaders Microsoft Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Declaring himself ready to “dream big,” Steve Jobs declared that he wanted his company to expand on the the 4.9% market share currently enjoyed by his Safari browser, which until now has only been available on the Apple platform.
Continue reading Apple Releases Safari Browser For Windows
Tonight sees the first BBC TV programme broadcast in Second Life – The Money Programme.
Not surprisingly, the subject will be virtual worlds with two sections being covered – free to enter worlds like Second Life and pay for services, or Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMORPG), like World of Warcraft.
Continue reading First BBC Show Broadcasting In Second Life Tonight
We know Tech is hitting all media businesses, but how are they currently responding?
Highlighting through italics are ours.
Amy Kemp, Kempster
In 1994 the World Cup Sponsorship was managed using a fax machine. Zoom to the present day and you can see how quickly things are changing (for the better!) Amy sees a big challenge for sponsors in the digital age being how do they carve out a unique position for themselves and their offerings when the playing field is so level?
Continue reading TV, Music and Marketing: Their Current Response To Digital Media (pt 3/3)