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iPlayer coming to revamped Apple TV?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2008 18:33 User comments (1)

iPlayer coming to revamped Apple TV? According to BBC technology director Ashley Highfield, the company is "strongly contemplating" offering its iPlayer web video service through the new updated Apple TV.
Apple's new move to a rental and purchase model would allow the BBC to "mimic the functions of the website while providing a more comfortable TV environment," added Highfield. The shows would be free of charge and the DRM involved would clear episodes after their viewing period is up which is a feature that the show's producers have insisted upon for the website.

Highfield would not say if the company had already talked with Apple but did note that the iPlayer will hit digital set-top boxes such as Virgin's cable service in the UK in the spring.

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117.2.2008 2:03

See i just wish they would just remember to keep things simple.

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