Watch the BBC getting grilled at the Parliament over its blind servitude to Microsoft, which it simply cannot defend.Read more »
An analysis of how Microsoft controlled the British press and committees, using wealthRead more »
In this post I will interview Paul Battley, the man who wrote the program that worked around the DRM loophole at BBC. ... He wrote a script (in the Ruby programming language) to replace the blocked Firefox extensions. It worked a treat but the BBC blocked that too; however Paul, just like Kenny in Southpark, couldn’t be killed off so easily.Read more »
A bit of background to this. The BBC is funded by every single household with a TV in the UK (except old people).Read more »
Expensive and error-prone digital tapes has forced BBC UK, one of the world's largest television broadcasters, to look at using computers running Linux to help produce its programs.
Speaking at the annual linux.conf.au Linux and open source conference in Melbourne, Stuart Cunningham from BBC research, said copying digital tapes is a slow process as it must be done in real-time.
To solve this problem, the BBC Research team developed Ingex for tapeless TV production using Linux.
The new BBC iPlayer went live at around 5.00pm today...the streaming service is for all, whatever OS you’re using, as long as it’s got Flash support.Read more »
Two things piqued my interest recently. One was the iPlayer protests at the BBC, the other was the Wiki tracker project. More specifically, it was the reporting of these events. In the case of the former, it went virtually unreported and made me proud of our independent and open news sources and reporting network. The latter highlighted (again) the many issues of user-generated content.Read more »
"Two weeks after the BBC officially launched the iPlayer, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits gathered outside BBC Television Center in London and BBC headquarters in Manchester to demand that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) be eliminated from the BBC..."Read more »
The BBC iPlayer has been a hot topic on everyone's lips. It's late, doesn't work very well yet, presents some ISPs with a big economic problems, and is limited to Windows XP users running Internet Explorer.Read more »
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) mounted its protests against "corruption" of the BBC by Microsoft in London and Manchester this morning.Read more »
London and Manchester, England – Two weeks after the BBC officially launched the iPlayer, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits gathered outside BBC Television Center in London and BBC headquarters in Manchester to demand that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) be eliminated from the BBC.Read more »
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is planning protests at key BBC sites because it believes the national broadcaster's management has been corrupted by Microsoft. Protests will be mounted outside Television Centre in London and outside the corporation's Manchester offices on Tuesday, 14 August.Read more »
The BBC has released a public beta of its own software application for watching video online, hoping to engage younger people who are consuming more of their content over the Internet.Read more »
The BBC Trust met with the Open Source Consortium (OSC) yesterday to discuss the controversy raised by the BBC's iPlayer, which will only work on Windows XP.Read more »