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Title: BBC to launch next-gen iPlayer
Post by: Clive on June 25, 2008, 19:48
The BBC will tomorrow launch a new-look iPlayer that unifies its video and radio content in one interface.

Previously, when listening to radio programmes using the BBC's Listen Again service, you would be presented with a completely different interface from that of the iPlayer download console or that on the iPlayer website.

The new-look service will launch in beta tomorrow and will run alongside the existing iPlayer for the next few weeks, according to the BBC.

One of the major differences in the new service is that people listening to radio programmes will be able to skip forwards and backwards in the same way they would watching a show on iPlayer.

Erik Huggers, the BBC's group controller for Future Media and Technology, said: "Audiences are now able to experience the full range of BBC content some 250 TV programmes currently available each week as well as all the BBC radio networks in a new and more accessible way, and all for free," he continued.

The BBC also said that the iPlayer had received over 100 million requests to view programs since its official launch on Christmas Day 2007.


www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer


Title: Re: BBC to launch next-gen iPlayer
Post by: chorleydave on June 25, 2008, 20:19
Never used it.  Does it stream, or do you have to download the programme that you want to watch?
Title: Re: BBC to launch next-gen iPlayer
Post by: sam on June 25, 2008, 21:53
currently you can stream or download (unless you are on linux which they don't support downloading, well you can get around it...)
Title: Re: BBC to launch next-gen iPlayer
Post by: Reno on June 26, 2008, 04:12
I would need to use a proxy just to see what it was about.  ':|
Title: Re: BBC to launch next-gen iPlayer
Post by: sam on June 26, 2008, 07:49
well, unfortunately the BBC iPlayer is only available (well as you say you can get around it) to UK customers.