The BBC has launched a child-friendly version of their hugely popular streamed video on demand service over the weekend. Tots will now be able to enjoy all their favourite programming on the Cbeebies iPlayer – probably one of the few places on the net where a walled garden approach would be welcome.
The new player is designed to be a far simpler tool, using brighter colours and little text in order to have an interface that works well for its target audience. It also includes functionality for parents whereby they’ll be able to keep a track on their children’s viewing patterns while having the satisfaction that all promotional links will be child friendly.
Although the player hasn’t been dreamed up as baby sitter, doubtless the service will come as a welcome break to many parents from time to time.
(via BBC Internet Blog)