BBC and Microsoft clash over iPlayer for the Xbox 360

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Thumbnail image for bbc-iplayer.jpgThe long-planned addition of iPlayer to the Xbox Live service has been delayed, it has been revealed.

As it stands, Microsoft is stubbornly refusing to allow the iPlayer to be available to anyone other than Xbox Live Gold subscribers. With the BBC traditionally offering a universally free service as part of UK residents licence fees, the Beeb finds such restrictions unacceptable.

“[Microsoft] wants to ensure that only those paying for Xbox Live Gold accounts can access its additional content services … This does not fit with the BBC’s model and
Microsoft will not budge at the moment. It is really frustrating for those involved on the BBC side who want to make sure iPlayer is rolled out on as many popular entertainment platforms as possible,” said a BBC source.

The iPlayer is already available free of charge for PS3 and Wii owners, and so the news represents another arrow in the quiver of Microsoft’s detractors.

Via: 1UP

Gerald Lynch
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  • This process has been known to the public as Laser Burn while working in a large game selling company myself if the customer has the problem take the disc where you bought it with a proof of purchase the retailer will either replace or repair the disc, also its best to keep the xbox laid on its side rather than stood striaght up

  • I hate guns If no guns of everyone,the world maybe well.
    The first one is very nice.. I like it very much..

    Everywhere in the LV, a bit mean!

  • Screw Microserf then! They will probably make the thing only able to access MS search engines too!!!

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