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BBC Says Microsoft, Sony Too Controlling on Streaming Video

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Though already accessible via the Nintendo Wii, the BBC has said that its streaming video service iPlayer is not presently available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 because of Sony and Microsoft's tight control over their platform's offerings.

"If you want to get on the PlayStation or Xbox, they want control of the look, the feel and the experience; they want it done within their shop, and their shop only," BBC Technology Group Controller Erik Huggers told the BBC dot.life blog. Read more »

"I just download the videos through the iPlayer on my pc, share the download folder with window ..."
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BBC iPlayer Brings Streaming TV to the Wii

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The BBC today announced that its iPlayer internet television service is now available to Nintendo Wii owners living in the United Kingdom.

The iPlayer program can be accessed through the Wii Internet Channel, allowing UK users to watch free episodes of shows such as Top Gear, the EastEnders, and Doctor Who. The company hopes that a future version may be released as a standalone application. Read more »

"Ahh thats a little disappointing. Surely the flash enabled opera browser always supported the ..."
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