Why are BBC videos not embeddeble?

Why are BBC videos not embeddeble (like YouTube). Why must we go to the BBC site? Sounds really odd for a public service. Have asked them .. I wonder what response I will get ..


  1. I would assume that it is a rights issue. If a video is only available in the UK (which has paid for it after all) then it wouldn’t play outside the UK and would leave a black rectangle on your site with no explaination why. I’m sure that would be what you wanted.
    Be interesting to see what the BBC say though.