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BBC Introduces The iPlayer: Free TV On The Net

Brits have totally lucked out this week because the BBC has just launched the "on-demand" iPlayer, which will enable viewers to choose from 400 hours of programs, including hit shows such as "EastEnders," "Doctor Who" and "Planet Earth."

According to The New York Times the player is free and takes about thirty minutes to download an hour-long show. Programs cannot be saved permanently and will be automatically deleted after viewing or after thirty days.

Unfortunately, it will only be available to people living in Britain who have computers that run on the Microsoft XP operating system. Somewhat like the streaming service ABC now offers, but with much more variety, easier to use, and a cleaner sleek interface.

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The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
One thing: tv-links.co.uk . . .trust me on this ;-)
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 9 years
darn! UK only, hello i watch BBC america and still do not watch half of my fave shows from over there on the channel. argh! back to youtube.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
darn it!
piesecki piesecki 10 years
Bout time the UK got something like this, after seeing so much on geeksugar and other blogs about US only products! I'd read already that it was going to be XP compatible only though, which is a shame. Maybe with time they'll develop it for other operating systems *fingers crossed*.
Performita Performita 10 years
SHAME SHAME SHAME on BBC :D
Zia-Giulia Zia-Giulia 10 years
Shame on Geeksugar for promoting this so positively: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/BBCcorrupted
shafiii shafiii 10 years
thats sad that only UK residents can see it, my friend is constantly downloading Doctor Who and i feel like she would love this.
Performita Performita 10 years
I love BBC, best documentaries and the best humour shows unfortunately its only for XP which I will never use :P even if I was living in UK :D
verily verily 10 years
Shame that it's only for UK residents. I've love a way to watch BBC programming (my cable doesn't carry BBCAmerica).
Jaysa24 Jaysa24 10 years
I think I might just check it out.
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