From December 7th a beta version of BBCiPlayer will launch on the freesat platform. This test version is believed to be available to journalists and industry insiders with the full version made available to all before Christmas. This will be the first time that BBCiPlayer will be made available via a free to air broadcaster […]
The BBC has announced an iPlayer download version for Mac and Linux users more than a year after it opted to favour Microsoft’s DRM regime. The widely criticised move limited the service to Windows users although a streaming version for users of Windows, Mac and Linux computers has been available since last year.
The BBC’s iPlayer service is to allow viewers to catch up on every episode of some of their favourite series with the introduction of a new “series stacking” feature set to go live from 13 September 2008.
In a major change to the service viewers will be able to enjoy any episode, after it has first been broadcast, for the duration of the entire series. At present episodes are only available for seven days after transmission.
The BBC have announced a collaboration with Nintendo UK to offer the BBC iPlayer service via the firm’s Wii consoles. Last week in a keynote speech at the annual MIPTV-Milia conference in Cannes Erik Huggers, the BBC’s Group Controller for Future Media and Technology, revealed that Wii users can now stream their favourite BBC programmes […]