Victory for mac users

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by R.Youden, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Today the BBC have anounced that they are to launch an on-demand download service for past TV and radio shows. The software, iPlayer, will now support Macs. The system was due to launch earlier this year but the BBC trust blocked the proposal until multiple platfroms are supported, including the Mac.

    Full article is here.

    Hopefully this will be priced to compete with iTunes, if not free as we have already paid the TV license. Not sure how that would work as I am sure the BBC makes a fortune out of DVDs
  2. gavd macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    Nice to see an offering like this that will work on a Mac... when they get round to it that is. It says half way down the article that they'll be offering the service first on machines running Windows.

    In terms of affecting DVD sales, I'd expect the shows you watch in iPlayer to be available on your machine for a week or so without the option to burn to DVD so you'll still have to buy anything you'd want to watch more than once.
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    Jan 20, 2005
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