Suggestion: BBC iPlayer as a roku channel

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Suggestion: BBC iPlayer as a roku channel

Postby aegl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:57 am

Apparently the BBC is considering making some of their Internet streaming content available outside the U.K.:

http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/ ... e/showall/

As an ex-pat Brit, I think it would make an awesome Roku channel.
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Re: Suggestion: BBC iPlayer as a roku channel

Postby KennyJ » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:03 am

aegl wrote:Apparently the BBC is considering making some of their Internet streaming content available outside the U.K.:

http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/ ... e/showall/

As an ex-pat Brit, I think it would make an awesome Roku channel.


That's great news.
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Postby dupondt » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:00 pm

aegl and KennyJ,

all BBC stations have always been, are actually and will continue to be available outside the UK, including the local ones. To listen to them all you have to do is to buy a SoundBridge (or a Reciva based internet radio if you want to access the BBC's listen again programming).

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Postby KennyJ » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:26 pm

dupondt wrote:aegl and KennyJ,

all BBC stations have always been, are actually and will continue to be available outside the UK, including the local ones. To listen to them all you have to do is to buy a SoundBridge (or a Reciva based internet radio if you want to access the BBC's listen again programming).

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I can watch BBC shows with a SoundBrige?
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Re: Suggestion: BBC iPlayer as a roku channel

Postby testoverride » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:58 pm

aegl wrote:Apparently the BBC is considering making some of their Internet streaming content available outside the U.K.:

http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/ ... e/showall/

As an ex-pat Brit, I think it would make an awesome Roku channel.


I would love a BBC Iplayer Channel.
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Postby dupondt » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:27 pm

KennyJ wrote:I can watch BBC shows with a SoundBrige?

Of course you can, although unfortunately the picture tends to be a bit distorted :wink:

Seriously: I overlooked the "VOD", shame on me :oops:

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Postby billc124 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:32 pm

dupondt wrote:
KennyJ wrote:I can watch BBC shows with a SoundBrige?

Of course you can, although unfortunately the picture tends to be a bit distorted :wink:

Seriously: I overlooked the "VOD", shame on me :oops:

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This is the Digital Video Player forum after all ;-)
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Postby kc8pql » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:57 pm

As I've said here before, I'd be willing to pay the equivalent of the British TV tax for BBC streaming.
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Postby KennyJ » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:02 pm

kc8pql wrote:As I've said here before, I'd be willing to pay the equivalent of the British TV tax for BBC streaming.


That'd be about $20/mo. Not sure if I would be willing to do that.

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Postby dupondt » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:40 pm

billc124 wrote:This is the Digital Video Player forum after all ;-)

All these posts about Pandora, Magnatune, iHeartRadio, .977, AOL Radio, etc. obviously confused me :wink:

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Postby senorgregster » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:17 pm

dupondt wrote:aegl and KennyJ,

all BBC stations have always been, are actually and will continue to be available outside the UK, including the local ones. To listen to them all you have to do is to buy a SoundBridge (or a Reciva based internet radio if you want to access the BBC's listen again programming).

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Sorry for the of topic question but I'm curious. Can you get Radio 5 and listen to all the live sports commentaries?
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Postby aegl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:28 pm

dupondt[/quote]

Sorry for the of topic question but I'm curious. Can you get Radio 5 and listen to all the live sports commentaries?[/quote]

Yes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ has links to Radio1-Radio7
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Postby aegl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:37 pm

kc8pql wrote:As I've said here before, I'd be willing to pay the equivalent of the British TV tax for BBC streaming.


$20/month sounds a bit expensive for what is potentially on offer here. From the article:

However, the international iteration of the iPlayer wouldn’t show domestic content because of the international rights issues.


So they are talking about a subset of BBC output.

I'd definitely pay for this content ... but I think that I'd prefer a PPV model (assuming that they price it at about $1/show). Perhaps I'd go to $5-10/month for an all you can eat subscription (depending on which shows they include in the international edition).
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Postby dupondt » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:53 am

senorgregster wrote:Sorry for the of topic question but I'm curious. Can you get Radio 5 and listen to all the live sports commentaries?

Yes and no. You can listen to Radio 5 24 hours a day, but due to license restrictions some programmes aren't available outside the UK.

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Postby senorgregster » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:48 am

dupondt wrote:
senorgregster wrote:Sorry for the of topic question but I'm curious. Can you get Radio 5 and listen to all the live sports commentaries?

Yes and no. You can listen to Radio 5 24 hours a day, but due to license restrictions some programmes aren't available outside the UK.

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Thanks. That is what I feared. I wanted to listen to some football (soccer) games and if I try via the web it is always restricted for UK only. Oh well.
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