[ubuntu-uk] The BBC Launches Wiiplayer??? WHAT!?

Jmaes Edward Grabham jgrabham at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 10 15:46:39 BST 2008

Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi Jmaes,
> On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 06:52:55PM +0100, Jmaes Edward Grabham wrote:
>> The BBC is a socialist "corporation" - you HAVE to pay them BY LAW.  
>> Therefore there's no profit increasing who gets thei I-services.  If you 
>> had to pay, theyd be getting an extra however much per user, but as 
>> you're paying anyway, why should they bother.  With no financial 
>> incentives, they won't do anything.
> So by this logic, Channel 4's and Sky's video on demand should
> better cater to Linux users since these profit-driven entities will
> be required to chase the penguin pound, right?
> ..right?
> Cheers,
> Andy
Hi Andy

Not really, as the cost of porting all the DRM stuff (which at present 
needs windows media player) to linux would be far to high, they wont 
bother as the cost of making it available will be several times the 
capital they will recieve back from us lot using it.


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