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BBC on-demand MicroSoft only!

After point­ing you all towards the BBC plans for on-demand con­tent, my ini­tial excite­ment is now some­waht dimin­ished! It looks like it will be Microsoft only! Per­son­nal­ly can’t believe it and think it’s a very bad idea. Mac users are known for pio­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy, so not pro­vid­ing an option for them seems a bit strange to me, plus as a UK cit­i­zen, who has and will pay the TV license not being able to use a ser­vice I’m effec­tive­ly fund­ing is not fair.

3 responses

  1. I think that is ter­ri­ble, it should be for all users! And espe­cial­ly as you pay the TV license you should be enti­tle to use their ser­vice.
    You would have thought more things would start to become more read­i­ly avail­able for Macs as they are becom­ing ever­more pop­u­lar.

  2. Yeh I agree, I know the BBC “deci­sion” is based around DRM which is why they are going the way of Media Play­er 10 only. Maybe it’s time MS launched some plug­ing for Quick­Time to let me play WMA drm’d files on my Mac.

  3. It gets black­er and black­er I’m afraid.
    I did some research ear­li­er today on this and dis­cov­ered that Mac and Lin­ux users will have to wait at least TWO YEARS while Microsoft builds more mar­ket share off of BBC Licence Fee pay­ers backs. Check out my blog post. I’ve found some inter­est­ing links, done some analy­sis, and give some places to com­plain to — includ­ing Tes­sa Jow­ell’s email address (she’s the Min­is­ter for TV).

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