BBC thinking of bringing iPlayer to revamped Apple TV?

17 01 2008

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Yeah, the BBC seems to be quite the indecisive bunch, but according to a recent blog posting by Ashley Highfield (Director, BBC Future Media And Technology), its iPlayer may actually see face time on Apple’s revised Apple TV platform. Quite frankly, details are far too thin to actually make anything of this just yet, but he does note that the “effective relaunch of the AppleTV… coupled with its (long anticipated) move to a rental model, means that we can look to getting BBC iPlayer onto this platform too, as we should be able to use the rental functionality to allow our programs to be downloaded, free, but retained for a time window, and then erased, as our rights-holders currently insist.” The post goes on to touch on a number of IP to TV-related topics, but not once does it mention actually being in talks with Cupertino to make this happen. Guess it’s wait-and-see from here, eh?

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