Although the other content options will interest many, the real focus of the Apple TV as sold in the UK is movies. If Apple’s marketing team is smart they’ll be looking to position this as the ideal companion to a Freesat or Freeview set top box, able to bring on demand movies even to homes who eschew subscription TV.
During a much anticipated media event, Apple yesterday announced a refresh of three of its iPod models and a new, low-cost version of its Apple TV device which will allow users to stream video rentals straight to their televisions.
From December 7th a beta version of BBCiPlayer will launch on the freesat platform. This test version is believed to be available to journalists and industry insiders with the full version made available to all before Christmas. This will be the first time that BBCiPlayer will be made available via a free to air broadcaster […]
The BBC has announced an iPlayer download version for Mac and Linux users more than a year after it opted to favour Microsoft’s DRM regime. The widely criticised move limited the service to Windows users although a streaming version for users of Windows, Mac and Linux computers has been available since last year.