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BBC iPlayer app for iPad and Android out this week in the UK

BBC iPlayer applications for the iPad and Android will be out later this week in the UK. On the iOS side, the app will at first be iPad-only, so tough luck for those owning an iPhone or an iPod touch. Also, not all Android devices will be supported -- because of the hardware requirements for Flash-powered video streams (interesting how they have managed to get around that for the iPad). As such,...

BBC iPlayer to go international in 2011, shows could cost up to $10

BBC Worldwide, the commercial wing of the BBC, has finally got the go-ahead to launch an international version of the video-on-demand iPlayer. It should launch sometime next year. British audiences have been enjoying the use of iPlayer for years, as one of the perks of their TV license fee, but it remains to be seen how international audiences will pay for the service. Advertising could be...

BBC iPlayer adds High Definition Downloads

No doubt you're familiar with the BBC iPlayer: we've been closely following the product's development since its cross-platform launch a little over a year ago. Since then we've seen plenty of developments, including the release of a desktop client (using Adobe's AIR technology) and today is another notable date for the iPlayer project. In a move that's likely to please a lot of users - and...

Use Hulu, Pandora, or the BBC iPlayer from any country

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. While using a proxy server might violate the usage license of your ISP or the site you are using, it is as far as I know, not illegal. Still, if you are cautious or in doubt, check with a real lawyer or just refrain from using this type of tool. For anyone who lives outside the US (or is a US citizen but goes outside the country for vacation), one of the more...

BBC will keep episodes online longer

Beginning September 13th you will be able to watch your favorite BBC shows online, all the time. In the past, the BBC would post shows to the iPlayer and keep them up for only 7 days. The new format will use series stacking, which basically means as each new episode becomes available, it will stack on top of old episodes. All episodes will remain available online so you will have the...

BBC iPlayer wreaking havoc on ISPs

Nevermind all that DRM stuff that we talked to the FSF about, the iPlayer is causing all sorts of other trouble for ISPs. The player, built for viewing and downloading popular television shows onto computers through the special application is taking a toll on the ISPs bandwidth. So much so that they are looking for compensation from the BBC, threatening to initiate traffic shaping that would slow...

DLS Interview: Free Software Foundation's Peter Brown

As we mentioned on Monday, the Free Software Foundation's Defective by Design campaign against DRM paid the U.K. a visit yesterday with protests outside the BBC's London and Manchester locations against the use of Microsoft DRM technology in their highly debated iPlayer software. The BBC iPlayer has been in development for a number of years now, costing the BBC public £130 million...