BBC Player, the broadcaster's commercial on demand and catch-up app, has launched in Malaysia after the broadcaster's commercial arm struck a deal with HyppTV, the IPTV service from Telekom Malaysia Berhad. The service, which is available exclusively to HyppTV subscribers, will let viewers watch selected shows from BBC Worldwide’s global brands BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC … [Read more...] about BBC Player launches in Malaysia after BBC and HyppTV strike deal
Any BBC 4K (Ultra HD) service is likely to launch on the broadcaster’s iPlayer service rather than any broadcast platform according to BBC head of technology, Andy King. King told Advanced Television that broadcasting 4K content over the UK's digital terrestrial TV (Freeview) platform was proving “difficult" and suggested the BBC was likely to take an “internet first” … [Read more...] about BBC 4K services ‘to use iPlayer’
The BBC will require all iPlayer users to login into the popular catch-up service from 2017 as part of its drive to provide a “more personalised and tailored” service to viewers and listers. As well as iPlayer, logging will become mandatory on BBC iPlayer Radio and many of the broadcaster’s mobile apps. Viewing and listening habits will be analysed to help signpost other … [Read more...] about BBC to introduce mandatory login for iPlayer in bid to deliver a “more personalised” service
It’s been almost a year since the BBC’s download store launched and yet the broadcaster seems no closer to answering one of the most-asked questions about it - when will customers be able watch purchases on their big screen TV? The BBC Store is accessible via the browser (PC and Mac) version of iPlayer as well as dedicated smartphone and tablet apps for Android and iOS. … [Read more...] about Why won’t the BBC say when BBC Store is coming to Smart TV platforms?
Android and iOS smartphone and tablet users will soon be able to scroll back and watch BBC shows they've missed the start of. The broadcaster says its Live Restart feature, which lets viewers watch shows that have already begun from the beginning of the episode, is coming to mobile apps "shortly”. The feature was rolled out to connected TV platforms such as Now TV and … [Read more...] about BBC brings iPlayer Live Restart to Android and iOS apps