Monday, 11 February 2008

Does the BBC plan to use Silverlight for the IPlayer?

The BBC has said that they will have a download version of the IPlayer for Mac Users by the end of 2008.

My question is that this seems to fit in nicely with Silverlight 2.0 timelines, and since the current IPlayer uses Windows DRM are they planning to hit the Mac gap with Silverlight 2.0.

With an increased isolated storage limit for Silverlight 2.0, DRM support for Silverlight 2.0 and an end of 2008 timeline for the BBC, it seems like the BBC might have made their choice.

This is just an educated guess but it would be absolutely superb if the BBC did choose Silverlight as their technology choice.

Let time tell

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