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BBC’s iPlayer Gets go Ahead With Microsoft

1.5.2007 by Mother Superior

There has been a small cloud of controversy over the BBC's development of their on demand services - known as the iPlayer. As they are a little behind the game for visual downloads it's not surprising that they are eager to launch. So it must have been an inconvenience for them to have to resend the plans through the BBC Trust at this stage because they risk alienating people who do not use Microsoft Windows XP or above. The original BBC plans for delivering the online video adopt a Microsoft DRM system that will not work for web users with…