BBC to launch iPlayer on 27 July

Wednesday 27 June 2007 | 13:59 CET | News
The BBC will launch a beta version of its on-demand TV service, iPlayer on 27 July. The online platform, available only to UK licence fee payers, will offer programmes from BBC TV channels to watch on the PC. Programmes will be available for up to a week after broadcast, without advertising; once a user downloads a programme, they have 30 days to watch it. After viewing, the file deletes itself from the computer. Later this year, iPlayer will become widely accessible across bbc.co.uk, as well as via links from YouTube. The BBC is also in talks with a wide range of potential distribution

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Categories: Internet
Companies: BBC / Virgin Media
Countries: United Kingdom
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