Re: [NTLK] [OT] Update: UK Mac users take note

From: Jon Scordia <>
Date: Sat Feb 24 2007 - 08:07:14 EST

Russ, and everyone else concerned with this, you may be interested in
this update.
Please see the BBC's statement following their consultation:

In particular this section:

"Platform-agnostic approach: As proposed, the TV catch-up service on
the internet relies on Microsoft technology for the digital rights
management (DRM) framework. The Trust will require the BBC Executive
to adopt a platform-agnostic approach within a reasonable timeframe.
"This requires the BBC to develop an alternative DRM framework to
enable users of other technology, for example, Apple and Linux, to
access the on-demand services."

So we may be included...eventually!


On 22 Feb 2007, at 19:11, Russ Bravo wrote:

> Apologies for a brief off-topic message, but UK Mac users on this list
> may be very interested to know of a petition on the Government's
> petition website, relating to the BBC's plans to launch their own
> 'iPlayer' for watching TV programmes online.
> Currently it is locked in to Windows operating systems, and so will
> only be usable on PCs running Windows, thus excluding anyone running
> Mac operating systems, Linux and the rest.

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