Posted on April 9, 2008, Stephany Wii to be the Proud Recipient of the BBC iPlayer
The BBC is on a role folks. After launching service to the iPhone and the iPod Touch last month, the BBC is now coming to the Wii via the BBCi Player and will feature content from multiple BBC TV shows and channels, including News 24 and the BBC’s radio stations.
Erik Huggers, group controller for Future Media and Technology at the BBC commented:
“Working with Nintendo marks another exciting milestone for BBC iPlayer. It underlines our commitment to reaching new audiences by making BBC iPlayer available on as many platforms as possible. The BBC’s catch-up TV service can now be accessed on an increasing number of different platforms – from the web and portable devices to gaming consoles. It will shortly be available on TV.”
Users will have to pay a one-time fee to install the Internet Channel, but the BBC is expect to make the iPlayer free in the future. Early versions of iPlayer will be available April 9th, but a more stable and permanent release will follow when the service is finished with the development stage and will only be available in the UK to license-fee payers.
Great, the only way over here in the States for me to get BBC America is through dish network because my cable company is
run owned by a bunch of *expletive deleted* Ted Turner wannabes. Therefore, if I want to watch reruns of “Father Ted”(it was only resting my account) or “Van der Valk” (j/k) I will have to breakdown and pay out the nose for the DVDs. Plus, the only time I get to watch BBC World News is late at night on PBS and by that time I am so tired I fall asleep watching it. So while this may be good news for Britain its not for the rest of the world who wants a nice piece of their quality programing.
Via: BBC News