The head of iPlayer at BBC, David Price, has finally confirmed that the TV / Radio service of BBC in the form of iPlayer is going to hit the Windows Phone-powered devices soon. To ensure early delivery of the app, BBC is in talks with Microsoft.
In the past, BBC announced that the iPlayer would not work on Windows Phone platform as it lacks Adobe Flash, and Windows Phone 7 does not support HLS (HTTP Live Streaming). But it seems that BBC is now going to make the iPlayer services available to users through a number of applications for the desktop and mobile world alike. ”We're working with the teams at Microsoft to ensure that we can deliver an iPlayer experience on those devices,” said Price.
BBC iPlayer service will be made available to all Windows Phone 7 users, but it is not sure if a fee will have to be paid or will the service be free of charge.
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