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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 >>

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iPlayer and Netflix Are Killing the Traditional Ad Break Power Surge

A vaguely interesting bit of news you might want to discuss with a mate the next time you head to the pub and run out of things to talk about has been revealed by the National Grid. Read More >>

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iPlayer Will Require an Account From Early Next Year

Not too long ago the BBC 'closed the iPlayer loophole', to stop people watching catch-up services if they didn't have a TV license. Now the Corporation has announced that, starting sometime next year, users will need an account to access the service. Read More >>

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The BBC’s Announced Changes to iPlayer

If you haven’t paid for a TV licence, look away now. Just kidding, you’re still welcome here. The BBC’s announced a handful of changes that are coming to its freshly walled-up catchup service, the majority of which we should expect to see really soon. Read More >>

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Today’s the Day the iPlayer Loophole Closes

Just a quick reminder: today's the day the iPlayer loophole closes. That means you now need a TV licence if you want to keep watching BBC content via iPlayer, even if it's not live. Read More >>

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Reminder: The iPlayer Loophole Closes on Thursday

It's been a long time coming, but the day is finally upon us. As of this Thursday (1st September), you won't be able to watch BBC iPlayer without a TV License. Even if you're not watching live TV. Read More >>

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Making BBC Three Online-Only Might Not Have Been the Best Move

Stats looking at the current state of the live TV watching habits of the nation appear to show that the BBC's gone down in popularity among youth viewers, a fact that's being blamed on the move to make BBC Three an online only channel. Read More >>

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BBC Adds Subtitles to Live iPlayer Streams

The BBC has started testing the embedding of subtitles to live programmes streaming through iPlayer, helping the 20 per cent of viewers who use the subtitling options to enjoy stuff as it happens rather than making them wait for the individual episode links to appear. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Likely to Require Your Birthday and Post Code for Access

You may soon have to tell the BBC how old you are and what your post code is in order to watch stuff on iPlayer, that's if relatively new BBC boss Lord Hall has his way. Read More >>

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BBC Given Approval to Launch Netflix-style Subscription Service

Government overseers in charge of what the BBC is or isn't allowed to do have granted it approval to launch an online subscription service, with sources claiming that the corporation has already been in talks with several partners about how such a thing might work. Read More >>

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BBC Set to Keep License Fee, But iPlayer Loophole to Close

The government's plans to refresh/rip up the BBC are set to be announced today, when the culture bods reveal the long awaited White Paper consultation doc on how the corporation needs to change. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Could Introduce a Paid Service if Government Gets its Way

With The Man truly disgusted at the thought of common, licence-fee-dodging monsters like us watching TV shows for free on iPlayer, culture secretary John Whittingdale is busy thinking up ways to close the so-called ‘iPlayer loophole’. In a thrilling whitepaper set to be published next month, he’s reportedly outlined plans to ask the BBC to trial a paid-for iPlayer service. Read More >>

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Top Gear’s Getting an Online-Only, Chris Evans-Free Sister Show

As part of its push to become more web-focused and young person-friendly, the BBC’s announced Extra Gear, an online-only Top Gear spin-off that sounds sort of like a Big Brother’s Little Brother for middle-aged car fans who know how to use the internet. Read More >>