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BBC still plans to bring its iPlayer to Wii U, Xbox One “in the future”

The BBC still plans to bring its iPlayer to Wii U and Xbox One, according to senior product manager Peter Lasko.

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Iplayer headlines

  • PS3 iPlayer usage beats 7 million "requests" in December

    The BBC has reported record usage of iPlayer through PlayStation 3 in December, with more than 7 million programmes being requested in the month.

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  • Microsoft: iPlayer is not a priority for Xbox 360

    Microsoft’s senior regional director for Northern Europe, Neil Thompson, has said bringing BBC iPlayer to Xbox 360 is not a top priority.

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  • BBC iPlayer 3 coming to PS3 this year

    The BBC has said that the upgraded version of its iPlayer will hit PS3 soon.

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  • iPlayer gets its own Wii channel

    Nintendo said today that Wii’s iPlayer now has its own channel. “The new Wii Channel is expected to be available from 00:01 on Wednesday 18th November,” said the firm in a statement. “We’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with Nintendo to evolve BBC iPlayer on the Wii, providing a faster, high quality and […]

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  • BBC: PS3 now accounts for 10% of all iPlayer viewing

    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 […]

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  • BBC working on PS3-specific version of iPlayer

    According to Videogamer.com, Anthony Rose, head of online media group, BBC Future Media & Technology, has updated his blog to reveal that a PS3 specific version iPlayer is in the works. “We’re… working on bringing BBC iPlayer to Sony PS3, but we’re not quite there yet as the PS3 uses a slightly older version of […]

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  • iPlayer on PS3 "in due course"

    Now, this actually is ironic. The BBC’s announced on its blog that its iPlayer is on the way to PS3. The Corporation’s just working out how best to do it. “We’re investigating the optimal video profile and browser proposition to enable us to officially make iPlayer available on PS3 in due course,” said Anthony Rose, […]

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  • iPlayer on Wii is "ironic", says BBC

    The BBC has explained its decision to put iPlayer on Wii instead of PS3 or 360, calling the move “ironic” and saying the announcement makes a “mockery” of Microsoft and Sony’s multimedia aspirations. “How ironic that it is the Nintendo Wii, and not the Playstation 3 nor Xbox 360, that becomes the first of the […]

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  • BBC announces iPlayer for Wii

    The BBC’s iPlayer video service will soon be available through Wii. An early version of the service starts on the console today, but software updates are promised as time goes one. “The BBC’s catch-up TV service can now be accessed on an increasing number of different platforms – from the web and portable devices to […]

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