Microsoft to open up platform to "number of people" claims source. This week Channel 4 launched its on-demand video service on iPad, but according to reports it'll soon be doing the same on Xbox Live too.
"Last year The Telegraph cited "sources close to the BBC," admitting that problems arose due to Microsoft's desire to limit iPlayer access to users of the paid-for Xbox Live Gold Service" Lol, In other words MS dont want you havin summin for free, although that "summin" is free everywhere-else And people hate on Sony
Called business, you know what makes the world go round. And what there's no people that hate on MS??
So your telling me IF iPlayed was free you or anyone else in the world WOULD stop aying for gold? No. They like to keep silver to a minimum, they want to increase the price of live and features like this will help them do so.
It's called a conflict of interest! MS has Zune on XBL, so they have to be decisive about what will interfere with potential sales!
I don't watch that shite on my PS3 I certainly aint gonna watch 2nd rate ITV dramas and low brow Channel 4 documenteries on my xbox either.
Channel 4 and ITV are commercial channels, unlike the BBC. That's the key difference.
That's right, the BBC are technically not allowed to put iPlayer on Xbox Live Gold because people already pay license fees.
as this will in all likelyhood require gold, i'll stick with the ps3 players. still, it will be a change to see one of these gold features that doesn't also require a separate subscription fee on top of the gold sub. ^_^
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