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Anthony Rose, head of Online Media Group, BBC Future Media & Technology, has revealed that a PS3 specific version of the popular iPlayer is in the works.

"We're... working on bringing BBC iPlayer to Sony PS3, but we're not quite there yet as the PS3 uses a slightly older version of Flash which doesn't support some of the features used in our media player, and the very promising Flash 9 update now available on PS3 has some compatibility issues," explained Rose in a BBC blog post.

He added: "Our Flash developers are working on it - stay tuned for updates."

The BBC iPlayer is a streaming TV and Radio service providing users with the ability to catch up with BBC programmes from the past seven days. A version of the player is already available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Wii and iPhone.

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Bandcoot

Fantastic news!
Posted 16:19 on 28 October 2008
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Quickshot

Using the unofficial one works pretty well, I've never had any problems with it.
Posted 15:24 on 28 October 2008
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iplayerforWii

priority number one - iplayer for Wii.

next on list... whatever else is around. ps3 is it? yah ok whatever...
Posted 12:13 on 28 October 2008