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BBC iPlayer

August 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

BBC launches the new iPlayer

There’s been a lot of press over here in the UK about the BBC iPlayer Beta which was launched earlier this month. According to the BBC site, the iPlayer “will let you download a wide range of BBC television programmes for free from the last seven days” and it is being heralded as something of a revolution for UK TV viewers.

You’ve got to commend the BBC for launching this new service and entering into the world of Web 2.0. As Stuart at Modern Life Is Rubbish points out, the new iPlayer website ticks all of the Web 2.0 boxes. Not only that but the traditionally..ermm..traditional BBC have also gone for a snazzy name too – the iPlayer.

So given the fact that the Beeb are embracing new technology and wanting to show the world that they’re not crusty old farts after all, why is it that the clueless numpty in charge of the project made it incompatible with Macs or the Windows Vista operating system?

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