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BBC personalises iPlayer with new TV edition

Friday 12 Aug 2011

The BBC has launched a new version of its popular iPlayer, especially crafted for the living room, adding further personalisation. The TV edition will for the time being sit alongside the existing ‘Big Screen’ version. It is making its first appearance on Sony’s PlayStation 3, with plans to rollout on other connected devices, as part of wider plans to extend the iPlayer beyond its initial brief as a catch-up TV service.

The ‘TV-friendly’ user interface has been designed to make the process of looking through the iPlayer as simple as surfing channels. Favourite programmes can be saved and previous searches viewed. The additional functionality also provides an option to return to the last programme watched. The iPlayer is currently available on over 300 connected TVs and Blu-ray players, resulting in a five-fold growth over the last six months.

(Broadband TV News)