the bbc radio player has been “experiencing severe technical difficulties” for many weeks now.
“We have had a problem with the database that runs the BBC radio player,” said the BBC in a statement.
“The current issue has arisen in the last couple of weeks. We’ve rebuilt much of the software and have now fixed the worst of the problems. However, throughout the problem, all our programmes have still been available via ‘listen again’ on network’s homepages.”
scarily, when i went looking to see what was actually going on i discovered that
The radio player and the BBC news player will eventually be integrated into the iPlayer as a one-stop media shop for all BBC content.
ah good, that’s just great. the iplayer is a DRMd microsoft only player. i, and anyone else out there using macs or linux no longer get to listen to the bbc (like we have for years) unless we install a MS OS. bastards.
there was recently a protest outside the BBC. interestingly a lot of the BBC’s staff opened windows (no pun intended) and shouted out their support for the protesters. one even started placing apples on the window ledge. all this until a senior BBC guy came out and shouted for them all to close their windows (still no pun intended) and get back to work.
again i should say that the BBC is not a commercial service. it is paid for by the UK populace (including me), is not allowed to promote or advertise commercial companies, is the finest media org in the world, and and and they’re bastards.