NBC will not play video for linux!! Time for a lettering?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Aug 12 13:18:29 UTC 2008

Jeff wrote:

>  On 11 Aug 2008 at 9:40, Derek Broughton wrote about:
>  Re: NBC will not play video for linnux!! Time for a lettering?
>> Knapp wrote:
>> > On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Art Alexion <art.alexion at verizon.net>
>> > wrote:
>> >> On Sunday 10 August 2008 13:44:50 Knapp wrote:
>> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/default.stm
>> >>
>> > Almost as bad, "sorry that medium is not available in your area." Got
>> > that trying to watch the swim video.
>> I'd say "worse".  It took me 10 minutes to actually find a live feed
>> (most of the links were circular) but then I got the "not available in
>> your area" message (which I rather expected, having tried BBC before).
> Remember that the BBC is funded by a licence/tax on TV usership in
> the UK, so it rather riles the people who pay for it if there money
> is used to provide services elsewhere. Now if someone were to suggest
> that the BBC should go wholely commercial, that really would be a
> good idea.

Well, I don't particularly object to the fact that much BBC content is not
available outside the country (though if I was still living in Britain, and
couldn't access the content when outside the country, I'd probably be a
little ticked!).  My objection was that it took ten minutes of following
circular links to finally track down a video feed.

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