closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
default

The new version of the BBC's iPlayer internet TV service has come under fire from broadband provider Sky.

Speaking to the Guardian, a spokesperson for the company suggested that the addition of new metadata features, which will link the system to content from rival broadcasters including ITV, requires a regulatory review.

According to the Sky source, the BBC Trust had rejected similar proposals last year, while Ofcom also suggested that the addition of content aggregation services should be put to a public value test.

"We don't believe it's for the BBC to reinvent iPlayer as an online aggregator of third-party content without appropriate regulatory review," the spokesman added.

Sky's criticism of the scheme has come after the company's Director of On-demand Griff Parry told TechRadar.com that it is interested in getting involved in Google's new broadband TV service.

He added that the new platform, which may rival Project Canvas, could offer an opportunity for firm.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Angela 1 week ago Complaint over broadband... I have tried to claim my £200 cash back over the past 9 months which I have never received or had any...
  • Josh Cropper 1 week ago Government scheme gets superfast... 10Mbps by 2020? Careful guys... They're gonna hack super fast dial up into your eyes by 2030 at this...
  • David Longstaff 1 week ago How to fix Sky Q's 'too bright'... Swiping, or clicking, right brings up the last program pop up then pressing back removes it, with no...

Search news