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Macworld UK: BBC Wins OK for Online Plans, Runs Vote for Mac Support

Feb 15, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The BBC Trust is demanding the BBC eventually offer its content to end users regardless of computer platform, though no time-frame has been agreed for this.

"The Trust explains: 'As proposed, the TV catch-up service on the internet relies on Microsoft technology for the digital rights management (DRM) framework. The Trust will require the BBC Executive to adopt a platform-agnostic approach within a reasonable timeframe. This requires the BBC to develop an alternative DRM framework to enable users of other technology, for example, Apple and Linux, to access the on-demand services...'"

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