The BBC has finished its full Public Interest Test into new BBC iPlayer features and has sent the plans to Ofcom.

The corporation hopes to offer more value for money to licence fee payers in the UK by offering more Netflix style box sets and on demand features.

Changes proposed include keeping on demand and catch-up content on iPlayer for 12 months rather than 30 days, as it is at present.

In addition, if approved, iPlayer will host more content from the BBC archive and complete series box set for selected titles. These will be made of returning series and their previous series.

Some box sets can be found on BBC iPlayer already, including recent home made programmes, such as Luther, Doctor Who, Bodyguard and Killing Eve.

If the proposed changes come into force, they will be joined by many other quality BBC series for adults and children.

The public consultation period found that 63 per cent of people surveyed think that these changes would offer better value for licence fee payers.

There is no guarantee that they will be approved, however. Previously, the UK communications and broadcast regulator Ofcom posted concerns over whether the ideas will negatively impact competition.

But the conclusions drawn from the Public Interest Test show that any changes will "not have an adverse impact on fair and effective competition," claimed the BBC.

"The changes simply bring BBC iPlayer into line with the industry standard. And, to impose limits on BBC iPlayer - as there are today - risks undermining the BBC’s ability to continue to innovate and evolve its service in line with changing market norms and audience expectations," it added.

Ofcom will now complete a BBC Competition Assessment before making its final decision.