Category archives for: Catch Up

iPlayer extends download window


The BBC is extending the time iPlayer users have to download TV shows to watch offline on a range of mobiles, tablets and computers – from 7 to 30 days – just in time for the festive period. The BBC has also confirmed that the iPlayer app is now available on the Xbox One games console. Dan Taylor-Watt, Head of […]

BBC Store could replace Global iPlayer

Marcus Arthur, president, UK and ANZ, BBC Worldwide Store, admitted to the Digital TV Summit in London that the trial Global iPlayer was gaining “limited traction” and would probably be replaced by a global version of the BBC Store. He said the BBC was yet to decide between a subscription or transaction model for the Store, “when we go overseas […]

iPlayer receives 318m requests in October

October saw 318 million programme requests on BBC iPlayer, the second highest monthly request figure ever (only March 2014 has beaten this, with 320 million). Average daily requests increased in October to 10.2 million, also close to record-beating. The proportion of requests across the 4 screens remained fairly stable in October, with computers delivering 30 per cent of requests, tablets […]

NATPE, CEA continue viewing research project

NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with […]

UKTV Play launches on PC and YouView

Cable and satellite broadcaster UKTV has launched digital brand UKTV Play on PC and connected on-demand platform YouView. UKTV Play, which celebrated a successful launch on iOS earlier this year, is an intuitively-designed TV application that gives viewers easy access to their favourite shows from UKTV’s popular free-to-air channels, including the UK’s most watched non-PSB channel, Dave and popular entertainment […]

UKTV in Virgin Media on demand deal

Virgin TV customers can now enjoy on demand entertainment from all 10 of satellite and cable broadcaster UKTV’s channels for the first time. Programmes can now be viewed from across UKTV’s channel line-up, including Dave, Watch, Alibi, Gold, Drama, Eden, Good Food, Home, Really and Yesterday. From early December, the content will move under UKTV’s new digital brand, UKTV Play. […]

mpx Replay boosts linear-to-catch-up conversion

According to white-label video management and publishing company thePlatform, broadcasters around the world are grappling with how to make their linear TV broadcasts available for instant replay on any screen, while enforcing viewing or advertising policies. It suggests that most remain hampered by disjointed legacy systems and processes that inhibit speed and efficiency. In response, the company, an independent subsidiary […]

Radio 1 launching iPlayer channel


Radio 1 will launch its own video channel on the BBC’s iPlayer on November 10th streaming live music, documentaries and game shows as it steps up its battle for the attention of the YouTube generation. The station will put up to two programmes a day on the iPlayer channel, which is intended to reverse a decline in listening among its […]

Quest OD for YouView

Quest, the FTA factual entertainment TV channel, is making its programmes available to watch on YouView for seven days after broadcast. Quest’s top programmes will be made accessible with YouView, effective immediately, via thenew on demand player, Quest OD and YouView’s seven day scroll back function within the programme guide. Quest OD will show new and exclusive series such as […]

France: TV favoured for catch-up content

The TV set has become the screen of choice to watch catch-up TV content in France; 2.2 million viewers now watch replay television each day, whatever the screen is. According to Médiamétrie’s Global TV survey catch-up TV fans grew by 22 per cent over 2014, and the TV set has become the key screen to watch catch up programming. This […]

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