“In a move likely to draw criticism from license payers who feel the BBC is already too friendly with Microsoft, the two firms are in talks to make BBC shows available through Microsoft’s Xbox Live service,; Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK.
“This news emerges as controversy continues over the BBC’s iPlayer, its online catch-up TV service that’s based on Microsoft technology and doesn’t yet support other platforms,” Evans reports.
“Industry observers have noted a worrying trend in which UK broadcasters are favouring Microsoft-backed services, as they appear spooked at Apple’s success in digital distribution,” Evans reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “John” for the heads up.]
UK Mac users: treated like doormats by Microsoft’s BBC, yet they continue to pay their license fees. Time to turn that stiff upper lip into a snarl and demand some attention? Or are you just going to keep paying and paying to be treated like a second-class citizen because you choose to use superior technology? Of course, we are Americans, so having a nice BBC TV party in the Thames would be our first inclination. Imagine the Thames full of old unwanted TVs! The UK Gov’t and Microsoft’s BBC would notice that, we’d bet. For some reason, a little revolt just seems like a better idea than paying a recurring fee in order to be given the runaround or just plain ignored.