May 1, 2007

BBC iPlayer

Filed under: web — Andy Braxton @ 3:29 pm

BBC News reported on the upcoming launch of their iPlayer yesterday. Amazing really that it’s taken the beeb so long to get its TV on-demand services as up-to-date as its Radio on-demand, which has been available for something like 3-4 years as far as I remember.

Some interesting points:


  • iPlayer will allow viewers to catch up on TV programmes for seven days
  • Some TV series can be downloaded and stored for 30 days
  • Viewers will be able to watch shows streamed live over the internet
  • Users will not be able to download programmes from other broadcasters
  • Classical recordings and book-readings are excluded from iPlayer

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | BBC gets TV on-demand service OK

On another point – will the beeb please start delivering community propositions that are more compelling than just message boards? You promised us bbc 2.0 and you aint delivered much yet. In fact, come to think of it – wouldnt the iPlayer make a fantastic tool for connecting with other people who have similar viewing habits to me? At the moment though the iPlayer doesn’t seem to be being positioned as a tool for connecting users together.

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  1. about time….

    Comment by gavinedwardsuk — May 2, 2007 @ 9:37 am

  2. ITV are doing exactly the same thing except that it is apparently coming out quite soon (with a month)

    Comment by imranas — May 2, 2007 @ 10:01 am

  3. Joost have just announced some new deals too whcih opens up a new range of programs available for us to watch…check it….

    Comment by gavinedwardsuk — May 2, 2007 @ 11:51 am

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