Tag Archives: BBC iPlayer
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 | 09:00 GMT
Microsoft’s announced it’ll launch BBC iPlayer onto Xbox Live today in the UK.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 | 12:11 GMT
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 11:18 BST
BBC’s announced this morning that its release an all-new version of BBC iPlayer for TVs. The new version is “specifically designed” for the living room TV. It comes with a new design, an improved search and the ability to add favorites. V3 of iPlayer is now available on PS3, with it coming to other “many more TV screens in the coming months.”
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 | 13:32 GMT
Thu, Aug 05, 2010 | 15:55 BST
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 | 14:41 BST
Microsoft’s senior regional director for Northern Europe, Neil Thompson, has said bringing BBC iPlayer to Xbox 360 is not a top priority.
Mon, Jan 18, 2010 | 11:57 GMT
The BBC’s iPlayer saw a 74 percent rise in console usage in December, having come to Wii and PS3 last fall.
Sat, Nov 28, 2009 | 20:01 GMT
Looks like the BBC iPlayer has been postponed indefinitely on Xbox Live due to a stalemate on a service agreement.
See, the BBC wants it to be free, Microsoft charges for services. Never the twain shall meet, apparently.
“Microsoft only wants to offer its users access to platforms it can charge for as this is the model it is pursuing,” explained a BBC source to Telegraph UK. “It wants to ensure that only those paying for Xbox Live Gold accounts can access its additional content services and even then there is usually a charge on top to get access to those. For example, to access the Sky Player on Xbox, you have to pay for a Gold subscription as well as a Sky subscription.
“This does not fit with the BBC’s model and Microsoft will not budge at the moment. It is really frustrating for those involved on the BBC side who want to make sure iPlayer is rolled out on as many popular entertainment platforms as possible.
The BBC cannot charge the British public for access to the iPlayer as it is already included in the licence fee
Currently, PS3 and Wii offer free access to the BBC iPlayer.
More through the link.
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 18:00 BST
The BBC has stated that since Sony’s 3.0 firmware update, PS3 accounts for “10 percent of all iPlayer viewing.”
“User response to our new iPlayer for PS3 has been amazing,” said BBC’s Anthony Rose to CVG. “Although it’s less than a week since we launched, iPlayer on PS3 now accounts for a massive 10 percent of all iPlayer viewing, overtaking Mac (8.5%) to be our 2nd most popular platform for IP-delivered content.
“We’ll have to wait and see whether this holds up in the coming weeks, but this enthusiastic reception makes it clear that users do want iPlayer on their TV – something that bodes well for Canvas and other IPTV propositions.”
More through the link.