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...'"