BBC prepares to stream content free to Linux users

By Justin Mann on October 31, 2008, 6:33 PM
Free content is always good, and content without DRM is good too, but free content without DRM is simply the best combination. The BBC is reaching out to Linux users who would like just that, launching on an experimental basis, a program to stream many radio shows along with other content.

They'll accomplish this via a plug-in, which will have a live feed that is updated with new content, and will offer a host of things that BBC normally airs on the radio. They're planning on using multiple types of content in the future, all of which they claim will use freely-accessible codecs. Some content will not appear through this free medium, and even the BBC has admitted that this is an evaluation platform for them to see how this and other platforms could be used in the future.

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