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Sky Q is Adding BBC iPlayer to its Lineup

Sky is great if you have a subscription and can find something you want to watch in its catalogues, but it's never been so good for working in other streaming services. Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify are available through Sky Q but that's about it. Well times are changing, because iPlayer is also on the way. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Set for Yet Another Revamp

Not content with pissing off license fee payers with the unnecessary reworking of its online audio service into BBC Sounds, the BBC has revealed it is revamping its other major digital streaming platform, BBC iPlayer. Read More >>

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The BBC Is Shutting Down Its iPlayer Radio App in Favour of BBC Sounds and License Fee Payers Aren’t Happy

The BBC has managed to piss everyone with its questionable decision to shut down it iPlayer radio app in an attempt at forcefully migrating users to the BBC Sounds app which no one seems to want. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Will Now Have Its Shows Hanging Around for a Year Rather Than Just a Month

The BBC has managed to persuade Ofcom to allow it to keep its programs on iPlayer for a year, rather than the usual 30-day catch-up. Read More >>

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iPlayer Has Lost to Netflix, says BBC

A maudlin BBC has announced that it's lost the streaming battle to Netflix, despite the fact that no one really considered them competitors. Read More >>

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Turns Out People Like Watching Sports In 4K, Reports BBC

The BBC has announced that its trials of 4K quality sports matches were "a hit with audiences," surprising basically no one. Read More >>

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The BBC’s Launched a New Consultation About Keeping Things on iPlayer for Longer

We hear a lot of talk from the traditional terrestrial channels about trying to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, because nobody wants to watch things at a pre-determined time they have to look up in the Radio Times. The BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 have even talked about joining forces for a super streaming service to better compete, though that's not what this story is about. Read More >>

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‘Last Chance’ Notifications are the BBC’s Way of Making Sure You Don’t Miss Whatever’s on iPlayer

One of the problems with streaming is that content rarely stays there forever, especially when catch-up services are concerned. In most cases you can download programming to get some extra time to get round to watching it, but even that has its limits. The BBC knows it's frustrating to get round to something and find it's gone, so it's finally got round to dealing with this problem with 'last chance' notifications. Read More >>

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BBC Plans to Cut Web Content to Fight Competition

As reported today by The Guardian, it looks like the BBC is planning to change up the content on its website by focusing on the areas that do well and removing lower traffic sections. Read More >>

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The BBC is Redesigning iPlayer While Netflix Burns its Platform

The BBC has released a rather sad-faced report about the future of itself, in which it warns that the skyrocketing budgets and omnipresent online threat of the US media giants are putting the very concept of the BBC and all the British content it puts out into the world at risk. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Now Lets You Access Over 450 Archived TV Programmes

For several years BBC iPlayer has offered viewers access to a slew of recently-broadcast TV programming, usually the last seven to thirty days worth. If you wanted to watch something older than that you were out of luck. But from today things are changing at iPlayer HQ, because the Beeb has launched a brand new section called 'From the Archive'. Read More >>

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Live eSports are Coming to the BBC*

The BBC, the actual BBC that does the telly and radio, is about to start making national stars of eSport players. They're going to be on the real TV. Read More >>

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BBC Goes Big on Children’s TV With £34m of Extra Cash

The BBC has revealed its Annual Plan for the 2017/18 year, with the key element being a refreshed push into creating content for children that'll see £34m more put into children's TV and general small person content over the next three years. Read More >>

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Doctor Who Nerds Will Need a Pair of Headphones This Weekend

The BBC's still having the occasional fiddle with posh audio formats, and is using flagship entertainment experience Doctor Who to try to get people watching TV with their headphones on this weekend. Read More >>

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iPlayer Will Be Bigger Than Netflix, Says BBC Director General

The BBC's Director General, Tony Hall, will be telling his staff today that iPlayer has to double its user numbers by the year 2020, with the aim of becoming the UK's top online TV service - above even Netflix. Read More >>