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BBC web downloads set to launch

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    The BBC's on demand TV service, the BBC iPlayer, will launch to the public on 27 July, the corporation has revealed.
    UK users will be able to download popular shows over the net seven days after broadcast to watch on their PC.

    Later this year, the service will also be available via links from YouTube and could also appear on other websites such as MSN, Bebo, and Facebook.

    At launch the application will only work on Windows PCs but a version for the Mac could be available by autumn.

    Over time other features will be added to the iPlayer including live streaming of programmes, the BBC Radio Player and "series stacking", which will allow users to download episodes from series retrospectively.

    Director General Mark Thompson said: "Forty years ago, in July 1967, BBC Television launched colour TV.

    "This July we are going to launch the iPlayer and in our view, the iPlayer is at least as big a redefinition of what TV can be, what radio can be, what broadcasting can be, as what colour television was 40 years ago."

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