iPlayer Downloading

An interesting nugget had just appeared in my feed reader over lunch. A post on the BBC Internet blog talking about the future of iPlayer. Specifally downloading for offline viewing.

Using Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), we intend to make BBC iPlayer download functionality available on Mac, Linux and Windows for the first time later this year. Whatever platform you use, you’ll now be able to download TV programmes from the BBC to watch later – on the train, in the garden, or wherever you like.

Whilst I’m not so happy that it’s using a proprietary runtime like AIR, it’s nice to hear of progress for being able to download BBC content onto my Mac.