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BBC: iPlayer’s future is mobile

Over 162 million requests were made for iPlayer programmes last month, a 12 per cent increase on December and a 35 per cent jump on January 2010. Just over 100…

iPlayer app confirmed

The BBC cancelled a press announcement of their iPlayer for iPad and Android after one their own engineers leaked the news on Twitter. Now the BBC says: “All things being…

Research: Online, mobile entertainment offerings captivate consumers

Consumer expenditure on entertainment content is expected to have reached close to $320 billion worldwide last year, with online and mobile media segments experiencing the largest percentage growth. Research carried…

BBC iPlayer app imminent

BBC iPlayer app imminent

An iPlayer application for iOS devices, which was announced over a year ago, and eventually green-lighted by the BBC Trust six months ago, appears to be imminent. The app will…

New technologies help boost TV viewing

UK commercial broadcasters’ marketing body Thinkbox has revealed that live, linear TV viewing figures in the UK for 2010 were the highest since records began. According to new figures from…

BBC’s Huggers quits for Intel

BBC’s Huggers quits for Intel

The BBC’s Director of Future Media & Technology, Erik Huggers, is to leave the corporation at the end of February to become Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s…

Record month for iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer notched up 145 million requests for programmes in December, breaking its own record for the third month in a row. In December 2009, the catch-up service attracted…

Orange CineHome for Switzerland

Orange CineHome for Switzerland

Orange Switzerland will launch its ‘Orange CineHome’ service on January 17th, enabling its mobile customers to access a range of films and TV shows on their television through a dedicated…

BBC Trust: On-demand should be syndicated via iPlayer

BBC Trust: On-demand should be syndicated via iPlayer

The BBC Trust has concluded provisionally that on-demand BBC programmes should only be made available to TV platform operators through the BBC iPlayer, and should not be made available on…

Opera provides anytime access to iPlayer

Opera provides anytime access to iPlayer

Opera Software is now able to offer a BBC iPlayer compatible version of its browser to the consumer electronics industry, for use on connected televisions, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes.…