Could this have anything to do with the fact that Rupert Murdoch and Microsoft are in, er, talks, about Redmond paying the Digger to let Bing have exclusive ‘indexing rights’ to News Corp content?More here.
Fact: the Digger (and his various offspring) detests the BBC and would like to shut it down.
In the meantime, you can always enjoy iPlayer on the Wii. I've started using it frequently myself and can happily report it works brilliantly on LCD TVs. The Wii acquires a utility I never anticipated it could ever have.