BBC iPlayer on iPhone?
Guardian.co.uk is reporting on a BBC announcement about its iPlayer service. Amongst the announcement is a mention that the BBC will be bringing the iPlayer to the iPhone and iPod touch in “the next few weeks.”
No further details are offered by the Guardian; currently the BBC iPlayer offers a streaming version which operates using Adobe Flash and a Windows only download version that works using Windows Media Player. A download version is expected to be coming to the Mac by the end of 2008.
The Register is also offering some information on the subject, suggesting that the BBC will be converting its shows from Flash to H.264 and also claims the iPhone iPlayer will be Wi-Fi only and that the BBC has a deal with hotspot provider The Cloud to offer free access to bbc.co.uk and iPlayer.