This is going to be interesting, ITV’s rebranded answer to BBC IPlayer, ITV Player, uses Microsoft Silverlight!
I know that because my browser does not have silverlight plugin. Since I am not a ITV programme fan, I let my bias against Microsoft rules and decided not to install it.
When I complained about BBC iPlayer Desktop not supporting Linux and Mac, I made it because I think BBC has the duty to be platform independent, given its charter and the fact that I am paying the license fee. But ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are all commercial operation and I do not care whether they let us Linux and Mac users see their content. If they insist on using technology that has a platform bias, that’s their loses, not mine. As they decided I am not a worthwhile customer to keep, I won’t bother them.
My revenge? I am not going to link to their players in this post.