BBC teaming with Adobe to make iPLayer available to Linux and Mac

October 16, 2021

The BBC and Adobe have announced a strategic relationship around the delivery of Web video.

By adopting Adobe Flash Player software, the BBC will make its free catch-up TV service — BBC iPlayer —available as a streaming service across Macintosh and Linux, as well as Windows, by the end of the year.

The strategic relationship 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 non-exclusive relationship is part of the BBC’s strategy to reinvent www.bbc.co.uk , to ensure all its rich-media content is accessible to the widest audience possible.

Erik Huggers, BBC future media and technology group controller said, “I’m delighted to announce this strategic relationship with Adobe. With more control over playback, interactivity and branding, the move to Flash Player compatible video will help the BBC to engage audiences by delivering a seamless, instant-on Web video experience.”

All procurement of software, hardware and services will follow the BBC’s usual procurement practice.

BBC iPlayer is only available to UK audiences and cannot be accessed outside the country.

Source broadcastbuyer

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