[Scottish] Fwd: [macinfo] How YOU can help make the BBC Mac-friendly, again

Kyle Gordon kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com
Tue Feb 20 12:08:40 GMT 2007

Thought this would be quite relevant for us. The more people that pester the 
BBC for proper cross-platform support, the better.

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Subject: Fwd: [macinfo] How YOU can help make the BBC Mac-friendly, again
Date: Tuesday 20 Feb 2007
From: Ian Thompson <mail at ianthompson.me.uk>
To: Kyle Gordon <kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com>

Also valid for linux users .... of interest


>To: macinfo at ncl.ac.uk
>Cc: PeterSCOTT Scott <p.j.d.scott at durham.ac.uk>
>From: Peter Scott <peter.scott at nottingham.ac.uk>
>Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 22:11:42 +0000
>X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.752.2)
>Subject: [macinfo] How YOU can help make the BBC Mac-friendly, again
>[FYI - From MacFormat]
>You're probably aware by now that the BBC has been given the 
>go-ahead for its On-Demand Online TV service. Its new iPlayer 
>software will enable you to watch programs online for 7 days after 
>they are broadcast.
>There's one big problem for Mac users - it's not Mac compatible.
>But here's the good news - there is something that YOU can do about it.
>The BBC is putting its new service up for public consultation. 
>Simply answers the questions, but question 5 is the key one for Mac users.
>"How important is it that the proposed seven-day catch-up service 
>over the internet is available to consumers who are not using 
>Microsoft software?"
>You'd be surprised how influential just a few responses can be, so 
>motivating as many Mac owners as you know to contribute would be 
>good. Just send them a link to this story.
>The Trust is required to pay attention to the consultation and it 
>really is worth making a representation. This is probably the 
>biggest change to broadcasting methods the BBC has had to face since 
>the introduction of commercial television, so they need to get it right.
>Please pass this on to all the Mac owners you know.


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