BBC iPlayer soon to be available on Wii

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Bob The Skutter, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Bob The Skutter

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    I'm surprised it didn't come to the xbox 360 first, since they're the ones pushing VoD services, but it seems that the Beeb really are pushing iPlayer now. With the cable launch not too far away, and iPod Touch and iPhone versions already up and running, and now the Wii. How much longer till Linux and Mac versions are available?
     
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    It looks like it's webbased though, so I don't think there's that much of a technological leap.
    Although, isn't Sony working with someone to do a PVR over there?
     
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    It is a flash based player in the browser, I just checked it out. It does say something about them hoping to make it in to a channel, and to tweak the bit rates and performance. Hopefully it will be improved.

    Sony make a couple of PVRs for Freeview, but yeah they're been working on a tuner for the PS3.
     
  4. firehawk12

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    If it does get made into a channel, that would be good.
    I guess they're not charging for Opera over there? Sadly, it's 5 dollars here... and paying 5 dollars for a browser is a non-starter for me.

    Not that it matters, since no one does video on demand in Canada anyway. :p
     
  5. Bob The Skutter

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    No, they are charging for it here too. It was free at first, though, and that's when I got it. That's why they want to make a channel for it.
     
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    Yet another reason for ISPs to bitch at the Beeb regarding iPlayer bandwidth. :)
     
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    it is

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/04/wii.html
     
  8. Bob The Skutter

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    Well that link explained my question on why the PS3, or (especially) the Xbox wasn't first.