I was expecting the BBC’s new iPlayer to have launched by the time I returned from my hols, thus allowing me to catch up on Heroes. Instead, it would appear they have little more than a beta version (how long has this thing been in development? Certainly long enough to produce an omega version!), which the main BBC website doesn’t link to, but Google does, and that when I register to subscribe to, it doesn’t send me a confirmation email. And that’s ignoring the fact that it doesn’t run on Macs, or even Windows Vista.
I find it truly extraordinary that the BBC can’t produce a service that Channel 4 and even ITV have been doing for ages now. No doubt the predictable excuse will be “we didn’t get a high enough license fee in the charter negotiations” – as per. Doesn’t all this rather suggest that the license fee is holding the BBC back?
UPDATE: As Ryan predicted below, I’ve now had a confirmation email from the BBC. When I next have access to a PC, I’ll have a look.