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Official PS3 BBC iPlayer on the way

Nintendo might have enjoyed fanfare this week as it unveiled the Wii’s new ability to handle BBC iPlayer, but it looks as though the application will soon be made available on PlayStation 3 as well.

The head of BBC digital media technology, Anthony Rose, has confirmed on his official blog that an ‘official’ version of the application is on the way for Sony's PlayStation 3.

He states: 'As you know, our aim is to make BBC iPlayer available on a broad range of devices. We'd love to be on every popular device tomorrow, including the PS3, and it was on our road map.'

He adds: 'We need to divide our development time between expanding the platforms iPlayer is available on versus all the other cool things that we're working on (better video quality, personalisation, new site features, etc).'

'We're investigating the optimal video profile and browser proposition to enable us to officially make iPlayer available on PS3 in due course.'

Thanks to Techradar for the story.

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