| | 03-19-13, 01:50 PM Thread Author #1
BBCiPlayer on Blackberry Devices
I have tried today to play a BBCiPlayer programme on my 9900...only to be told that they no longer support “OLD” devices! I pay my license fee the same as the Apple users...so why leave us Blackberry users out again! The BB 9900 is not that old..it was (and still is in many countries ) the most up to date Blackberry out there!
Here is the info I got when I tried to play programme from the iPlayer :-
“Why can I no longer use BBC iPlayer on my mobile phone?
Over the last couple of years, the mobile phone market has significantly changed. Over 97% of BBC TV and radio programmes played on mobile phones and tablets are now either via Android, iOS devices (with almost 15 million iPlayer application installs) and the latest Blackberry operating system. This shift in the market has led us to review BBC iPlayer on mobiles.
We aim to reach as many people as possible with a great BBC iPlayer experience, while delivering value for money for licence fee payers. However, while we can often use the same technologies to power a large number of devices, some older devices require specific implementations which have an on-going cost. Last week, these devices (listed below) accounted for less than 0.17% of total mobile iPlayer requests.
Unfortunately, it is no longer cost effective to maintain BBC iPlayer on these older devices for an ever decreasing number of people. Therefore, with this in mind, we have decided to withdraw BBC iPlayer on older Blackberry, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and other mobile phones.
We do acknowledge that you may not be happy with this change, but hope that you understand the reason for withdrawing support for these devices.
Devices no longer supported
BlackBerry 8520 Nokia N85Samsung GT S8500
BlackBerry 9300 Nokia N86Samsung S8000
BlackBerry 9520 Nokia N95Samsung GT B5310
BlackBerry 9700 Nokia N96Samsung GT S5620
BlackBerry 9800 Nokia N97Samsung i8000
BlackBerry 9900 Nokia N500Sony Ericsson C905
HTC DiamondNokia N603Sony Ericsson U1i
HTC Touch HDNokia N700Sony Ericsson U5i
Nokia 5800Nokia N701Sony Ericsson U8i
Nokia C7Nokia N808Sony Ericsson U10i
Nokia E6Nokia X7Sony Ericsson W705
Nokia E71Samsung SGH-i900*** *Sony Ericsson W715
Nokia Maemo(N900)*****Samsung I8910Sony Ericsson W995
Nokia N8Samsung I8510Sony Ericsson X1i”
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