updated 10:45 am EST, Fri January 11, 2002
Michael Levenston forwarded a note from BBC explaining the discontinuation of its QuickTime live stram:
"The live streaming of BBC World using Apple's QuickTime TV has ceased. The streaming of the channel began originally as a trial in conjunction with Apple QuickTime TV and was popular with viewers across the world. Nevertheless, the costs associated with streaming a 24/7 channel, have proven to be unsupportable by our Apple partners. As such, Apple has found it necessary to withdraw BBC World from their QuickTime TV offering of channels...BBC World is however still available, on trial, as a 24/7 stream using Microsoft Windows Media Player at www.windowsmedia.com, clicking on 'News' and then select the appropriate feed. BBC World will continue to investigate the viability of streaming the channel in a number of formats."