BBC Revamping iPlayer, Says It Will Be the ‘Heart of Everything We Do’

Variety | 10/6/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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The BBC is overhauling its iPlayer, with a new-look version of the streaming service to be rolled out next year.

The revamped iPlayer will offer BBC programming and channels and will span live streaming, catch-up, box-sets, and podcasting. Content will also be made available on the iPlayer for a 12-month window instead of the current 30 days, an change that received regulatory approval in August.

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The iPlayer is already popular with viewers in the U.K. In September, it registered its busiest week ever, with 90 million programs requested.

At an event setting out its vision for iPlayer and BBC content on Monday, BBC programming chief Charlotte Moore is expected to say that iPlayer will become “the heart of everything we do.” She will also say that how the iPlayer will be curated will set it apart: “We’re talking about a cutting-edge tech platform run by humans, because in a world of so much content and choice, a dynamic curated offering will become more and more important to people and will set the BBC apart.”

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