iplayer

  • Updated: Apple And The BBC To Co-Host iPad 2 Release Event?

    Updated: Apple And The BBC To Co-Host iPad 2 Release Event?

    Let the speculation begin. The BBC is holding an event next week, on the same day and exactly the same time that iPad 2 is to be announced. The Apple event starts at 10am PST and the BBC event starts at 6pm GMT (which are exactly the same). If true, it looks like there could be some video chatting between the two companies from across the pond. Read More

  • BBC's New iPlayer App Gets A Hands-On

    BBC's New iPlayer App Gets A Hands-On

    We heard about the BBC’s new iPad app for the iPlayer service yesterday (Android users, be patient, it’s coming), but the player itself escaped description. Today brings a hands-on from Pocket-Lint, who pronounce the app very strong, though the lack of offline viewing, they say, is troublesome. Read More

  • BBC To Launch On-demand iPlayer App For Android And iPad

    BBC To Launch On-demand iPlayer App For Android And iPad

    We first heard about the BBC’s iPlayer a few years ago and for awhile it wasn’t doing too well. Then more and more┬ápeople started catching on to the whole ‘watch TV on your own time’ thing, and iPlayer got really popular. I blame part of that on great shows like the UK Office and Top Gear UK — too bad the US counterparts aren’t as┬ádesirable. To keep… Read More

  • Livestation goes iPad-friendly

    Livestation goes iPad-friendly

    Livestation, the online TV news service spun out from London-based Skinkers, has rolled out an iPad-friendly version of its website. Alongside its Flash video-based offering designed for “general web consumption”, the company has built a version that supports HTML5 and is optimized for viewing on Apple’s newfangled tablet. Users of the iPad can access Livestation’s array… Read More

  • Broadcast 2.0 and BBC's iPlayer

    Broadcast 2.0 and BBC's iPlayer

    “Broadcast 2.0″: a swanky new term for the convergence of Internet video and social media. BBC is working on integrating this idea into their iPlayer, launched a year ago in December 2007. Anthony Rose, head of the iPlayer online broadcasting project for the BBC, is working towards a social networking player where your friends are going to choose what you watch. Upcoming… Read More

  • BBC's fawlty iPlayer a money sink "worse than Boo.com"

    BBC's fawlty iPlayer a money sink "worse than Boo.com"

    The BBC’s project to make its enormous back catalog of quality British TV shows available online was ambitious to say the least. But due to colossal mismanagement and a lack of vision and flexibility, its iPlayer app is clumsy, unpopular, and pretty much redundant. I imagine a Dilbert-esque scene as the 400 people on the project all met and shared conflicting ideas for the bloated… Read More

  • BBC iPlayer: Cheerio Pip Pip Bob's Yer Uncle, Right?

    BBC iPlayer: Cheerio Pip Pip Bob's Yer Uncle, Right?


    Care for a spot of tea? BBC, that stalwart of UK television AKA telly, is now offering a peer-to-peer video player called the iPlayer what will offer a selection of “programmes” from the past “weeke” and offer “livee” “programmeing” as it happens. Apparently the program has been circulating for a few weeks but they’ve finally gotten it… Read More