John Oates writes: "The BBC is extending a trial it ran last summer to test its interactive Media Player (iMP) which will let UK residents watch repeats of TV and radio programmes. ¶ 2004 saw a technical pilot used by 1,500 people. The new trial will run from September until December and 5,000 people will get access to a wider range of BBC content. ...¶... After seven days the files will be deleted. Users will have access to 190 hours of TV and 310 hours of radio content. The BBC already makes much of its radio content available online. The trial is limited to UK internet users. ¶ The BBC is working with Siemens Business Services, Kontiki and Geo-IP on the service. ..." Link: The Register. The Wall Street Journal also carried a story on this development this week (no free link available). Note that Kontiki is also powering Open Media Network. --Dennis
See also BBC iMP: Public Trial For 5,000 In September. Link: Digital-Lifestyles.info.