BBC suggests bespoke iPlayer development

October 23, 2009

An increasing number of mobile devices are accessing content from the BBC’s iPlayer, as well as games consoles, computers and cable tv services.

This has prompted the BBC to consider tailoring the iPlayer to suit further devices in order to ensure quality of service.

Only those devices with an installed base of over half a million will be considered for the programme.

The broadcaster has also announced that it is considering a paid for global version of the iPlayer, allowing it to charge more for premium content such as Torchwood and Top Gear.

In a further piece of internet TV news, the BBC has announced that it is launching a web TV spinoff of East-Enders in January.

There would be a ready market in America, where 20 million users are already registered on

The 13-part series will focus on four new teenage characters who move into the soap operas fictional ‘Albert Square’.


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