BBC iPlayer adds HD content; full Mac version on the way

“Selected programmes will soon be available on the BBC’s iPlayer online on-demand TV service in high-definition (HD) form,” Tim Ferguson reports for silicon.com. “Both streamed and downloaded content – such as Doctor Who and Dragons’ Den – will get improved picture quality in the coming weeks.”

“The new HD format will initially appear on the online version of iPlayer but will soon be available to Virgin Media cable customers and on the PlayStation 3,” Ferguson reports.

“Other new features destined for iPlayer include a customisable viewing window size and the full version launch of iPlayer for Mac and Linux users,” Ferguson reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Miracle.

Ferguson reports, “According to the BBC, [iPlayer] has received more than 387 million requests to download or stream content since its official launch on Christmas Day 2007.
Such has been the impact of iPlayer since its release that the BBC’s independent regulator, the BBC Trust, recently admitted it may require a rethink in how the TV licence is paid.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

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