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The new BBC iPlayer for TV
Technology

BBC launch new TV-friendly iPlayer

The BBC has today launched a new TV-friendly version of its video on demand iPlayer service which aims to improve user experience on this medium. The new version is only available to users in the UK initially on the PlayStation 3 console but later rolled out to a myriad of other devices and connected TVs.
Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC
Web

BBC confirms reduced online services with revised service license

Following on from budget cuts announced by the BBC at the start of this year regarding the national broadcaster’s online services, the BBC Trust has today published their revised service license for BBC Online. In January the BBC Trust announced a 25% budget reduction for BBC Online which would directly result in the loss of 360 jobs and the closure of over 400 BBC websites.
BBC iPlayer not currently available in Ireland
Web

International BBC iPlayer could cost less than €7 per month

Speaking at the Financial Times Digital Media Broadcasting Conference in London yesterday, the BBC’s Director General, Mark Thompson, revealed that the international version of the BBC iPlayer will definitely be available before the end of this year, and will likely cost less than $10, or approximately €7.
BBC iPlayer iPad app home screen
Mobile

Both BBC iPlayer iPad and Android apps now live

The long anticipated BBC iPlayer iPad and Android apps have finally arrived earlier today. Response has so far been subdued, with most complaining that the apps don’t bring anything new to the table. Nevertheless, we checked out the iPad version and were quite impressed.
Freesat
Technology

Channel 4’s 4HD available on Freesat this April

Freesat, providers of subscription-free satellite TV, have today announced that Channel 4’s 4HD will be arriving on Freesat this April, bringing the total number of high definition channels available on the service to four. Currently BBC One HD, BBC HD, and ITV 1 HD are offered.