BBC embraces Linux at long last

Posted by markdoughty on Oct 16, 2007 2:19 PM EDT
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The BBC has at long last announced it is adding Linux support to the forthcoming TV over the Internet iPlayer service.

For anyone outside the UK, news about the BBC iPlayer is hardly going to be earth shattering I agree. Indeed, for most people inside the UK and who are not part of the Beta trial there is no access to the BBC TV content via streaming video across an IP connection either. But there will be at Christmas when Auntie Beeb go public and launch their big new Internet TV scheme. Unfortunately, until today it looked like only Windows users were going to be able to play, but the BBC has now announced a deal with Adobe which will add Flash video streaming to the iPlayer service and let Linux users get in on the act.

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