BBC Locks Viewers Into Microsoft Monopoly

Posted: Feb 9 2007, 12:05am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:57am CDT, in Other Stuff


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BBC Locks Viewers Into Microsoft Monopoly

BBC’s decision to limit their on-demand television services to Microsoft Windows has been scorned by UK’s Open Source. The Open Source Consortium (OSC) believes the public will be forced to pay for Microsoft-focused technologies.

This means that consumers who do not use any Microsoft software or outdated Microsoft software will not have any service available to them. Not to mention, one IT company will be promoting versus its competitors, which can breach the broadcaster’s charter, say some observers.Iain Roberts, OSC Chief Executive retorts, "Our members are competing hard in a fast-moving market and winning new customers every day. Seeing their licence fees going to advertise one of their largest competitors is not acceptable, especially from the BBC which has a duty to be unbiased. We want the BBC to reject any moves that restrict consumer choice."

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