iPlayer debuts down under

The BBC’s online TV platform iPlayer has launched in Australia on iPads. An iPlayer app is available to download from the iTunes store giving users access to over 1,000 hours of BBC content. A monthly subscription fee of AU$9.49 (€6.85) or AU$89.99 for a year will provide unlimited access to programmes segregated by genre, including […]

BBC appoints global iPlayer MD

Former UKTV boss Matthew Littleford has been promoted to general manager, global BBC iPlayer after joining BBC Worldwide earlier this year. Littleford joined the commercial arm of the British public broadcaster in April 2011 as creative director for the commercial and international video-on-demand service, which launched in 11 western European countries in July and in […]

IPTV boosts iPlayer requests

The BBC’s catch-up platform iPlayer received 30 million more requests for TV programmes last month compared with a year earlier. The total number of TV requests in July reached 117 million, of which 93 million came from online sources and 24 million came from Virgin Media’s cable platform. Mobile devices, tablets and games consoles delivered […]

New iPlayer for connected TVs

The BBC has announced plans to build the presence of iPlayer on TV sets. The public broadcaster has launched a new version of its catch-up platform for TVs, with PlayStation 3 users the first to benefit. The new version of the on-demand catch-up platform offers a simplified and intuitive user interface designed to replicate the […]

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