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BBC goes open source for TV App

March 27, 2013

The BBC has made its open source TV Application Layer available to the industry at large.

Peter Lasko, technical product manager for BBC future media TV and mobile platforms, said blogged that the BBC is making the Application Layer available via open source repository GitHub. He said the open source code would allow other parties to contribute to the development of the TV Application Layer and “make building applications on TV easier for others, helping to drive the uptake of this nascent technology”.

“The BBC is keen to encourage the connected TV market. As the BBC licence fee has funded this work, we can create more value for money by sharing this work with others in the industry, for the benefit of our audiences.”

The BBC TV Application Layer was developed to enable the BBC iPlayer, news and sports applications to run on as many connected devices as possible.

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