The BBC has revamped its iPlayer catch-up service to offer a more curated approach and make it easier for viewers to find both favourite and new content.
Launched more than 7 years ago, the BBC iPlayer is now available on mobile phones, tablets, computer and connected TV platforms and serves over 10 million requests each day.
The redesigned version features a new look and “richer” playback experience, plus an improved predictive search facility which looks for content as soon as you start typing .
A new collections feature groups programmes around events, themes or moments in time while channel branding is given more prominence.
The BBC also announced today a series of new iPlayer commissions which is says will introduce audiences to new talent, and give established favourites the chance to do something different and innovative.
Highlights include original films from new young writers and emerging talent and a trilogy of films from journalist and storyteller Adam Curtis offering “a radical vision of contemporary Britain”.
Tony Hall, Director-General, BBC, commented: “This is an exciting day for us. BBC iPlayer is really popular, and new iPlayer will be even better.
“You’ll be able to find so many more programmes you might like – and I hope everyone enjoys the new design. It’s just a first step to re-inventing BBC iPlayer, the best online television service in the world.”