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BBC building iPlayer set-top box?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2008 15:21 User comments (1)

BBC building iPlayer set-top box? According to an article in the Financial Times, the BBC is planning on bringing a set-top box to the market that will allow iPlayer users to transfer web video to their HDTVs.
The set top box, which will face competition from Apple TV and the newly introduced Roku from Netflix would allow users with broadband connections to have instant IPTV.

Mark Thompson, BBC director-general, added, "There are many things out there in the market but what we haven't got is a simple standard, to mean that you can get services like iPlayer and Kangaroo."

It also appears the BBC is talking with content owners hoping to strike deals making their content available. If the set top box does come through, the BBC will most likely more directly compete with BSkyB and its digital video recorder service Sky+.

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129.6.2008 20:06

A pc is all you need, oh and maybe a slingbox.

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