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BBC Trust meets open source group over iPlayer

The BBC and the Open Source Consortium (OSC) have met to discuss concerns surrounding the iPlayer, which is only compatible with Windows XP.

The OSC was looking for assurances from the BBC that the iPlayer would be made available for users of other platforms. They say that around 25% of internet users would be excluded from using the iPlayer as things stand.

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iPlayer faces EC challenge

The BBC has been threatened with a complaint to the European Commission (EC) over its contoversial use of Microsoft technology in its upcoming iPlayer.

Advocacy group the Open Source Consortium (OSC) has attacked the online video service as anti-competitive as it will only initially work on Windows-based computers.

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YouTube 'to overtake bbc.co.uk'

YouTube could overtake bbc.co.uk as the UK’s most popular entertainment site “within weeks”, according to Hitwise.

The measurement group says YouTube is rapidly closing the gap on the Beeb's flagship site in terms of share of UK visits. 

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BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to partner for web TV?

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are in talks about partnering to launch an on-demand broadband TV service, according to The Guardian.

A source told the paper that the new service would "do for broadband what Freeview did for digital television". It has been dubbed 'Project Kangaroo'.

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Youth 25% more likely to use internet

Britons aged 15 to 24 are 25 percent more likely to use the internet than the rest of the country - and social networking is among the strongest attractions, according the findings of a new report.

Those in this youngest age bracket also spent more time online than the average internet user, according to comScore's April figures.

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Mobile internet use rises

5.7m people in the UK used a mobile device to access the internet during January 2007, according to new figures. 

The study by comScore and Telephia compared mobile internet usage in the UK with that in the US and found similar levels of mobile web browsing in both countries.  

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BBC's on-demand plans given the green light

The BBC Trust has approved plans by the corporation to make its programming available for download on an on-demand basis.

The on-demand proposals are the first to be subject to a Public Value Test (PVT), in which 10,500 individuals and organisations were consulted over the BBC's plans.

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Channel 4 on demand service gets 1m viewers

Channel 4's TV on-demand service 4OD has attracted over 1m viewers since its launch in December, in a boost to the hopes of broadband TV providers.

Speaking to the FT, 4's video on demand head Sarah Rose said 20m programmes had been viewed through the service, but wouldn't reveal how much usage was taking place over the net, rather than through Virgin Media or BT Vision set top boxes.

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BBC to put its entire archive online

The BBC is planning to make its entire archive available to watch, listen to and download online, in a scheme expected to be announced by the corporation later this week.

The proposals will give licence fee payers access to over 1m hours of archive footage.

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UK digital publishing revenues jump 60%

The UK's digital publishers experienced massive growth in turnover last year, according to a new survey by the Association of Online Publishers (AOP).

The AOP Census 2007 found that the UK's online publishers increased revenues by an average of 60% in 2006, with further growth of 72% predicted for this year.

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BBC told to rethink online ad plans

The BBC Trust has asked the BBC's management for more information on its proposals to carry advertising on the Corporation's websites outside the UK.

The BBC Trust has asked management to look into the matter further, and wants to know how ad revenue would be invested into the BBC's UK services for the benefit of the licence payer.

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Comic Relief taps social media campaign

The organisers behind this year's Red Nose Day have launched the charity's biggest ever assault designed to engage and communicate using social media tools.

Comic Relief is running promotions on Bebo for a "Big Bebo Takeover", encouraging users to design a red homepage for the social networking site this coming Friday.

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