No BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone :'(



Hey guys, just receive email from BBC, officially said to me:

Thank you for contacting the BBC iPlayer support team.
I understand you’re happy with the BBC iPlayer service and would like a BBC iPlayer application for Windows Phone 7.

The BBC wants to bring BBC iPlayer to as many audiences as possible, across a range of devices.

Unfortunately, as the Windows Phone 7 doesn’t support HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) or Adobe Flash, the formats we use for streaming videos, we can’t make BBC iPlayer available on this phone at the moment.

I realise this may be disappointing however I hope this helps to clarify the situation.
Once again thank you for contacting BBC iPlayer.

Finally, I have attached an invitation from the Head of BBC Audience Services, asking you to participate in our customer survey. We would welcome your views on our service.

Kind Regards
Usha Devi Peri
BBC Audience Services


(While the BBC has a case, I suspect that they would be happy to adapt their technology to fit Windows Phone 7 if it had a larger market share, so maybe next year. …Surur)

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