Executive product manager Marcus Parnwell said in a blog posting that the new version of iPlayer is now being rolled out to smart TV platforms including 2014 Bush, Digihom, Finlux, Hitachi, JVC, LG, Linstar, Luxor, Panasonic, Philips, Polariod, Sharp TVs, 2012 Cello TVs, 2010, 2011 and 2014 Samsung TVs, 2011 and 2014 Sony TVs, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Toshiba TVs and 2012 Vestel models.
The latest version of iPlayer is also being deployed on a wider range of Blu-ray players from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, as well as set-top boxes from Bush, Hitachi, LG, Tesco-Technika and Western Digital.
Parnwell said the migration means that the BBC has taken the decision to retire the ‘Bigscreen’ version of iPlayer that was rolled out five years ago but which is currently only used by about 0.1% of iPlayer users.
He said that the BBC is continuing to work with YouView, Virgin Media and BT to bring the new version of iPlayer to these plaforms, while it will be launched on the Microsoft Xbox One platform by the end of this year.
CTV consumption at a high in top 5 European countries digitaltveurope.com/2021/10/26/ctv… https://t.co/xFWViVnR2T
26 October 2021 @ 15:03:00 UTC
Positive performance for Indian DTH market digitaltveurope.com/2021/10/26/pos… https://t.co/ag6iLWhfKr
26 October 2021 @ 14:03:00 UTC
Piracy cost Spanish economy more than €2 billion and 20,000 jobs in 2020 digitaltveurope.com/2021/10/26/pir… https://t.co/Bfg6k7ev41
26 October 2021 @ 12:59:00 UTC
Difficult quarter for Orange digitaltveurope.com/2021/10/26/dif… https://t.co/QLHcgsBYXI
26 October 2021 @ 12:36:59 UTC