BBC iPlayer to scrap Adobe’s proprietary Flash for promised Apple iPad app

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Is the iPad to get content from the Beeb? Looks likely,” Luke Johnson reports for T3. “Version 3 of the BBC’s on-demand, online video recap service, BBC iPlayer, has been announced, offering social media interaction and a promise of iPlayer for the iPad.”

“With the Apple iPad receiving its official UK launch tomorrow, much speculation has been cast as to whether the BBC iPlayer service will be made available for the year-defining tablet,” Johnson reports. “Despite BBC’s iPlayer service relying heavily on Flash… the BBC’s Director of Future Media and Technology, Erik Huggers, said: ‘We’re not wedded to Flash. Let’s be really clear about that.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Good, because neither are 100+ of us iPhone OS users, either; that number includes millions of UK license fee payers, too.

Johnson continues, “[Huggers said], ‘Having over 25 devices out there for the BBC iPlayer means we are quite flexible about the technologies we use to get our service out to consumers. Not all of our services are powered by Flash. The iPad is a very interesting device, the screen size is right, the battery life is right, and we will make iPlayer services available.'”

Full article here.

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

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