Tag Archives: iplayer
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | 06:25 GMT
The BBC has reported record usage of iPlayer through PlayStation 3 in December, with more than 7 million programmes being requested in the month.
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 | 14:41 BST
Microsoft’s senior regional director for Northern Europe, Neil Thompson, has said bringing BBC iPlayer to Xbox 360 is not a top priority.
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 | 20:55 BST
The BBC has said that the upgraded version of its iPlayer will hit PS3 soon.
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 | 13:04 GMT
Nintendo said today that Wii’s iPlayer now has its own channel.
“The new Wii Channel is expected to be available from 00:01 on Wednesday 18th November,” said the firm in a statement.
“We’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with Nintendo to evolve BBC iPlayer on the Wii, providing a faster, high quality and improved viewing experience,” said BBC chap Erik Huggers.
PR after the break.
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 18:00 BST
The BBC has stated that since Sony’s 3.0 firmware update, PS3 accounts for “10 percent of all iPlayer viewing.”
“User response to our new iPlayer for PS3 has been amazing,” said BBC’s Anthony Rose to CVG. “Although it’s less than a week since we launched, iPlayer on PS3 now accounts for a massive 10 percent of all iPlayer viewing, overtaking Mac (8.5%) to be our 2nd most popular platform for IP-delivered content.
“We’ll have to wait and see whether this holds up in the coming weeks, but this enthusiastic reception makes it clear that users do want iPlayer on their TV – something that bodes well for Canvas and other IPTV propositions.”
More through the link.
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 | 16:57 GMT
According to Videogamer.com, Anthony Rose, head of online media group, BBC Future Media & Technology, has updated his blog to reveal that a PS3 specific version iPlayer is in the works.
“We’re… working on bringing BBC iPlayer to Sony PS3, but we’re not quite there yet as the PS3 uses a slightly older version of Flash which doesn’t support some of the features used in our media player, and the very promising Flash 9 update now available on PS3 has some compatibility issues,” said Rose.
“Our Flash developers are working on it – stay tuned for updates.”
No link to the original blog post was forthcoming.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 | 07:30 BST
Now, this actually is ironic. The BBC’s announced on its blog that its iPlayer is on the way to PS3. The Corporation’s just working out how best to do it.
“We’re investigating the optimal video profile and browser proposition to enable us to officially make iPlayer available on PS3 in due course,” said Anthony Rose, head of digital media technology, future media & technology at the BBC. By the way, if the person who created the ps3iplayer port is looking for a job at the BBC, (s)he’s welcome to contact me.”
The BBC announced last week that it had struck a deal with Nintendo to launch iPlayer – its system for playing BBC programming via t’interweb – on Wii.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 07:21 BST
The BBC has explained its decision to put iPlayer on Wii instead of PS3 or 360, calling the move “ironic” and saying the announcement makes a “mockery” of Microsoft and Sony’s multimedia aspirations.
“How ironic that it is the Nintendo Wii, and not the Playstation 3 nor Xbox 360, that becomes the first of the current generation of consoles to have a truly dynamic range of online video content,” said BBC journo Darren Waters on his blog.
“The BBC’s announcement of a deal with Nintendo to put the iPlayer’s streaming service on the console makes something of a mockery claims by Sony and Microsoft that their consoles are the true multimedia machines.”
The BBC announced yesterday that its iPlayer software – and the BBC programming that goes with it – is now available in early form on Wii.
There’s plenty more through the link.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 13:32 BST
The BBC’s iPlayer video service will soon be available through Wii. An early version of the service starts on the console today, but software updates are promised as time goes one.
“The BBC’s catch-up TV service can now be accessed on an increasing number of different platforms – from the web and portable devices to gaming consoles,” said the BBC’s Erik Huggers, announcing the deal in a speech at the MipTV-Milia conference in Cannes.
iPlayer allows viewers to see BBC programming on demand. Shows are stored for a certain period of time after being aired on television.
iPlayer on Wii is still being tested, and the corporation expects to release more versions in late 2008. You can only access it – via Wii’s internet channel – if you live in the UK.
The BBC said a message would be sent to Wii owners to alert them to its availability.