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DVB Cornwall6,654 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
iPlayer sign on has been in the works for well over 12months, it's needed for BBC Store and the proposed subscription service. As for licence evasion, it's sad that many European licence funded broadcasters don't have the pressures of politics and evasion and are happy to allow significant subsets of their equivalents to the iPlayer to be open to international consumption.
Charlie Wells3,557 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Looks like the BBC News home page has had a layout reshuffle. The right hand column currently doesn't start until after all the main news headlines. I wonder if this possibly in preparation for a beyond 1000px responsive layout.
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MetalGearRex932 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-16-bbc-iplayer-discontinued-on-wii-u-today

BBC iPlayer has been discontinued on Wii U - apparently due to a licensing issue. Not that anyone would get concerned considering the Wii U was a commercial failure from the looks of it.

Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - two consoles that are a decade old continue to have support for iPlayer - could be attributed to a sizeable number of people using it on these devices. Not being negative though, nice to see they're still supporting it!
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MY83118 posts since 16 Nov 2016
Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - two consoles that are a decade old continue to have support for iPlayer - could be attributed to a sizeable number of people using it on these devices. Not being negative though, nice to see they're still supporting it!


Whereas more modern set top boxes like the WDTV Live have limited iPlayer / BBC app support (catchup only, no live streaming)
JetixFann450305 posts since 25 Mar 2013
STV North Reporting Scotland
This logo was launched in 2005, wow.

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What...? I just don't want the mock bbc news logo to be this topics thumbnail... it was that or tesco value chicken.

Well, i'm surprised the BBCi logo is 11 years old, which to be honest, stopped being used in late 2008, so that makes the BBCi branding lasting for nearly 7 years. The logo was still used on interactive TV until the logo was replaced with just the BBC blocks.
MetalGearRex932 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
This logo was launched in 2005, wow.

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What...? I just don't want the mock bbc news logo to be this topics thumbnail... it was that or tesco value chicken.

Tesco Value Chicken was in the Digital TV Deals thread, I think.


Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - two consoles that are a decade old continue to have support for iPlayer - could be attributed to a sizeable number of people using it on these devices. Not being negative though, nice to see they're still supporting it!


Whereas more modern set top boxes like the WDTV Live have limited iPlayer / BBC app support (catchup only, no live streaming)

Hmm....not much to say about that.

Regardless, iPlayer on both last gen machines is dependent on the online networks linked to it - it's also a case if the BBC see if it's viable enough. The decline's already been set on the games side of things (since mid-2015), I'd either expect support to end in the later part of the decade, or when PSN/XBL support ends for both systems.
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