New iPlayer revamp for TV and set top boxes

The BBC unveil the revamped interface for the iPlayer on TV’s and set top boxes. Launching first on Sony’s PS3 it should filter through soon for compatible TV’s, set top boxes (Freesat?) and suitably equiped DVD and Blu Ray players.

iPlayer For Freesat Imminent

Image via Wikipedia There are, believe it or not 600,000 Freesat users in the United Kingdom. In the run up to Xmas there will be a renewed awareness campaign for the free-to-air satellite cousin of Freeview (the free-to-air via your TV aerial digital service). Xmas Bonus Freesat owners will be getting an early Xmas present…

BBC iPlayer Going HD

The BBC iPlayer is tentatively preparing to offer high definition streams and downloads.It will be interesting to see how UK ISP’s react to the increased load HD material may  bring to their infrastructures as many of them already impose bandwidth throttling techniques for users who consumer too much data during certain time of the day. An Internet bandwidth test will…

BBC iPlayer Download For Mac (And Linux) At Last

Despite the success of the streaming version of the BBC iPlayer which was introduced in order to allow Mac & linux users access to the BBC’s TV & radio catch up content the BBC was still under pressure to level the playing field with a version that allowed  downloading of content such as was available…

iPlayer Unification Imminent

The BBC’s iPlayer is to soon incorporate its radio player content in a unification of its TV & radio catch up on-line services.In addition the ability to personalise the player to your own tastes will be possible & the player will be able to recommend upcoming programmes based on your preferences (which sounds almost Tivo-esque)….

Mac iPlayer Download Soon

The BBC has announced that a download version of its iPlayer software will be available for Mac users by the end of 2008. Currently only Windows users can use the download version whilst a hastily launched by more widely used streaming service became available in November 2007 which enabled Mac and Linux and Windows users…

1 Million Use iPlayer Since Xmas

The BBC has revealed that more than a million people have used their on-line iPlayer since December 25th with more than 3.5 million programmes watched on-line. Streaming Option Popularity The interesting nugget of information is that the number of people streaming content outnumbers those downloading by a ration of 8:1. The streaming option was only…