BBC wants iPlayer to be video download central

Competition's always good for the consumer, so I think this isn't a bad idea at all, since Apple does seem to be getting a little too powerful.

Smith said he wanted the Beeb's iPlayer to become the platform for
delivering video content over the Web. "We would be delighted if other
major UK broadcasters wanted to join us and make it a pan-UK service,"
he said.

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