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In a recent blog post over at the BBC, Gideon Summerfield, Product Manager, BBC iPlayer on TV at BBC states that their latest figures
show there has already been a 10-fold increase in consumption of BBC
iPlayer content on connected TVs, set top boxes and BluRay players since
June last year.
He added that the BBC is encouraged that device manufacturers continue to adopt HTML, allowing them to more easily build rich IPTV apps, especially where standards for video control - such as HTML5 - are supported. This year, Panasonic and Sony have joined the likes of Samsung, LG, and Toshiba in launching connected TVs in the UK that support HTML.
Sky however, seems to be rather unhappy with the current BBC iPlayer synication rules, that forces rivals to accept running the iPlayer on their own services, as reported in the Guardian.
The provisional conclusion was that on-demand BBC programmes should only be made available to rival operators through the iPlayer, and no other 3rd party players, stated the BBC Trust. And the BBC is going full force into offering the player on multiple platforms.