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The BBC's iPlayer should be able to play programmes from Channel Four, Five and ITV, according to one technology news provider.

CNET UK has highlighted the demise of Project Kangaroo, which would have seen all four terrestrial broadcasters clubbing together to launch an online on-demand offering.

Now according to the gadget reviewer, the BBC should allow other broadcasters to show their content on the iPlayer, so as licence fee payers do not have to go to the trouble of downloading different on-demand players.

CNET says: "We're also keen to reduce the number of separate players we have to install in order to watch video from Five, Channel 4, and ITV.

"With the seeming demise of Project Kangaroo, it would make sense to use the licence-fee funded iPlayer as the base platform for UK online video."

The Competition Commission recently ruled that Project Kangaroo would represent a danger to the healthy rivalry between on-demand providers.

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