Exclusive Some may bemoan the fact that the BBC and Microsoft took aeons to bring iPlayer to the Xbox Live platform but the BBC says it's not about to start rushing apps out just to keep up with the Joneses.
The BBC iPlayer is finally coming to Xbox Live, with the roll-out of the much-loved catch-up service landing on Xbox Live from today.
BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed that the Corporation will launch an iTunes-like service which will allow viewers to pay for and keep programming.
The BBC is reportedly planning a digital download service from which all its television programming, new and old, will be available to buy digitally.
The BBC iPlayer is finally coming to Sky, with the two agreeing a partnership that will see the UK's biggest video on demand service land on the popular satellite platform.
The BBC has been hard at work overhauling its iPlayer apps, but it's bad news for Android users waiting for the latest features.
The BBC Trust has relaxed its rule that BBC programmes can only be shown on-demand through iPlayer.
The BBC iPlayer and other catch-up on demand services may soon be covered by the TV licence fee, if plans being mulled over by the UK government come to fruition.
Opinion Microsoft is keen to show that the Xbox can be the main box under our televisions – transcending its traditional placing as a games console in an attempt to be a powerful media centre as well.
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