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    News - BBC to launch global iPlayer exclusively on iPad at first

    But adopt a hybrid business model long-term.
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    Re: News - BBC to launch global iPlayer exclusively on iPad at first

    Waste of good money

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    Re: News - BBC to launch global iPlayer exclusively on iPad at first

    Whose money is being wasted?

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    Re: News - BBC to launch global iPlayer exclusively on iPad at first

    Nice to see the Beeb has learnt from the launch debacle of iPlayer in the UK where there was uproar because it would only run on Windows platforms. They would be crazy to launch another service tied to one platform again - Oh wait a minute - that's exactly what they are doing again. Nice one Beeb.

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    Re: News - BBC to launch global iPlayer exclusively on iPad at first

    Way to screw over the non-apple users. Also how about getting iplayer working on my freesat box correctly first!
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    Re: News - BBC to launch global iPlayer exclusively on iPad at first

    Quote Originally Posted by Scribe View Post
    Waste of good money
    "exclusively available on Apple's iPad and require a subscription"... They are targeting the correct customers for charging a premium... (there's things I could go on to say, but I'll just leave it there)

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    Re: News - BBC to launch global iPlayer exclusively on iPad at first

    Why the correct customers. Aren't there only some 8 million iPad owners globally by the end of the year, based on expectations (ie, its MUCH less than this)? Also didn't people find that they only use like 5 apps?

    If they had targeted just windows customers in the only states they would have had well over 10 times that many.

    But then again anyone who bought one of those is probably going to part with their money quicker again.
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