BBC improves accessibility of online content with Adobe Flash

November 5, 2007

The BBC has started using Adobe Flash Player software. This will help the broadcaster make its free catch-up TV service, called “BBC iPlayer,” available as a streaming service across Mac, Linux and Windows workstations by the end of the year. It will also allow the BBC to provide a single consistent user experience for the majority of streamed video and audio content on www.bbc.co.uk.

The BBC iPlayer on-demand streaming service will complement the download service currently available. This nonexclusive relationship is part of the BBC’s strategy to reinvent to ensure that all of its content is accessible to the widest audience possible.

BBC iPlayer is only available to UK audiences and cannot be accessed outside the country. It will launch during the holiday season when it will offer downloading and streaming services, as well as radio options. The service currently enables viewers to download and view 400 hours of TV programs from the last seven days and store for up to 30 days.

For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

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