BBC has announced the launch of BBC Media Player for Google Android based devices. This player is powered with Adobe Air platform.
BBC had to come up with this new solution because Adobe Flash is no longer supported on Android platform.
The company said:
We are keenly aware that mobile development is a fast-changing environment and that this approach may have to adapt in the future. We also wanted a generic simple application that would be as transparent as possible, both for users of our websites and users of our native applications like BBC iPlayer. For these reasons, we decided to go with a separate application that we’ve called BBC Media player. This approach allows us to focus on solving all of our media playback challenges in one place and in one app. Any improvements that we make will benefit everything in the BBC that uses the Android platform.