The BBC iPlayer has been talked about and tested for the best part of two years now. Now it looks like it will be available to all in just a few months.
The BBC Trust has said that it has approved the BBC’s online video player. That means we can all look forward to TV on-demand, initially with access to shows shown on the network over the previous seven days.
BBC Director of New Media & Technology Ashley Highfield said: “What BBC iPlayer is going to do is simply offer you catch-up television on your computer, up to seven days after transmission.”
That should mean online viewing, as well as offline viewing on your TV or portable device for a limited time, likely to be 30 days. There’s no specific date for the player to go live as yet, we’ll make sure you are kept up to date with developments.