My flatmate emailed me about this yesterday:

“The BBC plans to launch an on-demand tv service which uses software that will only be available to Windows users. The BBC should not be allowed to show commercial bias in this way, or to exclude certain groups of the population from using its services. The BBC say that they provide ‘services for everyone, free of commercial interests and political bias’. Locking the new service’s users into Microsoft Windows whilst ignoring those members of society who use other operating systems should does not fit in with the BBC’s ethos and should not be allowed.”

I have to say I am shocked but not surprised. How can the BBC, a service I pay for (not out of choice I add) refuse to offer me a service. I’m not saying this as a mac user or anti Windows, but as a citizen requesting support from a government service.

Stop the windows only BBC iPlayer

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  1. iPlay on Windows only!…

    As a British citizen, with a Television License, I’m shocked to hear that the BBC – which has always supported European technology developments (remember the BBC Micro from the UK’s Acorn Computers?) is bring out software to view it’…

  2. Andrew 27 February 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    This isn’t all as dark as it may seem:

    http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051202

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