Re: This is why I love the bbc
From the BBC blog:
"We’re currently testing the HTML5 player with:
• Firefox 41
• Opera 32
• Safari on iOS 5 and above
• BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 and above
• Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
• Google Chrome on all platforms"
It's down to browser support for the features they want to use rather than your choice of OS. Have you tried it in Chrome on Linux yet?