BBC takes on Netflix with over 100 iPlayer Box Sets announced for Christmas

Andrew Davies’s classics from Pride And Prejudice to the original House Of Cards are returning for Christmas as the BBC announces its iPlayer Box Sets. The broadcaster is once again placing a raft of box sets and classic episodes on its iPlayer over Christmas – as part of plans to compete against giants such as…

Control your TV with your mind. Smart TVs get smarter with MindRDR technology

If this was April 1st then I would be suspicious, but it's not and it seems that being able to control your 'smart' TV with your mind could actually be a thing. Apparently both YouTube and the BBC iPlayer could be set to integrate MindRDR TV (Mind Reader TV, geddit) technology into their content platforms very…

BBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days

Good news if you want to catch up on that show you missed: The BBC has announced that iPlayer users will now get 30 days after a programme is broadcast to catch up, up from just a week before. In a post on the BBC Internet Blog, the Beeb's Dan Taylor-Watt explained how the extension…

Was the BBC hit by a DDoS attack?

It appears that the disruptions caused to the BBC's iPlayer and website last weekend were possibly due to a DDoS attack. The iPlayer service was out of action over most of the weekend because of problems with the database behind the catch-up service. The faults also meant that only a simplified version of the BBC's…

Tablets now go-to devices for TV, gaming and more

Tablets have become mainstream consumer devices in the UK with more than half of 16-44 year olds having access to one, according to new data from Kantar Media's FutureProof study. This means that tablets are now the go-to portable device…

Radio downloads coming to BBC iPlayer

Good news for anyone stuck for something to listen to on the bus – soon you'll be able to download radio programmes from the iPlayer to listen to without killing your phone's data allowance. The development was picked up by…