03.18.2009 11:10 AM
BBC May Add HD to iPlayer Online
The BBC in London could be seriously considering adding an HD channel to its current online video-on-demand service, known as iPlayer.

The broadcaster has not said for sure how far along it may be—or that it's even thinking of HD for its VOD platform, for that matter. But a few usually reliable British-based Web sites are reporting the idea, gleaned from its sources.

According to one site, AVReview.com, news of the possible HD inclusion came to them from the newest technology-of-the-hour—Twitter—when a source tweeted them a heads-up directing from a conference meeting in which the BBC official allegedly made reference to the HD scenario.

The addition of an HD venue by the BBC to its iPlayer platform "could be a sticky subject where ISPs are concerned, as they are already complaining about the extra bandwidth taken up by iPlayer—bandwidth that will only increase with a HD channel to handle," opined AVReview.

The iPlayer site features both BBC TV and radio programming for free streaming, although the iPlayer video player is only downloadable by computer users located inside the United Kingdom.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology