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6 ways the BBC could fund itself if the licence fee is ditched as rumoured

6 ways the BBC could fund itself if the licence fee is ditched as rumoured

By 26 February 2015

Talk of the BBC ditching the licence fee that keeps it funded isn't new. But now that the UK's Culture, Media and Sport Committee has weighed in saying it doesn't see "a long-term future" for the licence fee, the end may be nigh. Currently UK residents... >>

How BBC Three will move to BBC iPlayer: The Beeb unveils its proposals

How BBC Three will move to BBC iPlayer: The Beeb unveils its proposals

By 10 December 2014

BBC director general Tony Hall and other senior executives at the BBC have outlined the corporation's plans on how BBC Three will switch to being an online-only channel in 2015. The channel is controversially moving from its terrestrial broadcast slot... >>

BBC iPlayer comes to Xbox One at last, ITV needs to catch up

BBC iPlayer comes to Xbox One at last, ITV needs to catch up

By 4 December 2014

An app for BBC iPlayer is finally available on Xbox One, leaving ITV as the last remaining UK terrestrial TV service to give access to its catch-up services on the platform. Available as a free download, the BBC iPlayer app also makes use of voice control... >>

BBC iPlayer 30 catch-up now available, you have a month to watch programmes you missed

BBC iPlayer 30 catch-up now available, you have a month to watch programmes you missed

By 6 October 2014

The BBC has added 30 day catch-up to its iPlayer service, as promised a year ago. That means shows like Peaky Blinders and The Fall will be available to watch on the platform 30 days after their original terrestrial broadcast. BBC iPlayer Radio also gets... >>

BBC Playlister now allows listeners to export tracks to iTunes

BBC Playlister now allows listeners to export tracks to iTunes

By 16 June 2014

The BBC Playlister, which allows listeners of iPlayer Radio to bookmark tracks, now exports to iTunes. BBC's Playlister works like a bookmarking service allowing listeners who hear a track they like, on the radio, to find it on their music playing service.... >>

BBC iPlayer for Android and iOS updated: What are the changes?

BBC iPlayer for Android and iOS updated: What are the changes?

By 28 May 2014

The BBC has updated its BBC iPlayer applications for Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to bring them into line with the new design first implemented on the web version and PS3. You can find the updates on Google Play and the iTunes App Store now and... >>

ITV Player hits Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 as BBC iPlayer updates with new features

ITV Player hits Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 as BBC iPlayer updates with new features

By 27 May 2014

ITV Player is now available for Windows Phone 8, bringing access to the UK broadcaster's multiple channels-worth of shows both live as they air and as catch-up streamed video. You can browse by channel, through ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and children's channel... >>

BBC iPlayer on Sky+ HD gets updated, more exclusive content announced

BBC iPlayer on Sky+ HD gets updated, more exclusive content announced

By 16 May 2014

The BBC has announced an update for its Sky+ HD iPlayer app to make it more like the most recent tablet, mobile, TV and computer version of the web player. Now users will be met with a homescreen that has programmes ready to view, rather than categories.... >>

BBC iPlayer starts BBC Three migration: Jonah from Tonga first series to hit online before terrestrial

BBC iPlayer starts BBC Three migration: Jonah from Tonga first series to hit online before terrestrial

By 16 April 2014

The BBC is still waiting for BBC Trust approval for its plans to make BBC Three an online-only channel through BBC iPlayer, but it has started preparing viewers for the prospective transition. Australian comedy series Jonah from Tonga will be the first... >>

BBC iPlayer adds video download support for all Androids running ICS or above

BBC iPlayer adds video download support for all Androids running ICS or above

By 15 April 2014

The BBC has allowed BBC iPlayer users to download videos onto specific Android devices since September. Now the broadcasting company has extended support to even more Android devices. "In response to public demand, instead of our previous policy of comprehensively... >>