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It seems that the BBC being forced into making iPlayer flash-based (so that licence-fee payers running OSX or Linux could use the service) has made the other stations sit up and take note. Yes, i realised last week that all 5 of the UK’s “terrestrial” channels now have a free online offering and, best of all, they all work whether you’re on a PC or Mac. Like the BBC, Five uses a flash player now and Channel4 has dumped it’s Windows Media-based system for a flash offering too. Sadly ITV has only gone as far as switching to Microsoft’s Silverlight (MS’s attempt at a Flash killer) but at least it’s not Windows-only.

Here’s the links if you don’t already have them:

BBC iPlayer  –  ITV Player  –  Channel4 4OD  –  Demand Five