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iPlayer extending catch-up window

March 20, 2014

iplayer-logoiPlayer chief Dan Taylor has confirmed that the BBC’s streaming service will soon be extending its window for catch-up content from 7 days to 30 days.

Taylor also revealed several new features including a Radio 1 video player within iPlayer whilst speaking at TV Connect in London.

The new version of iPlayer launched on a limited number of devices this week and will be rolled out to compatible tablets and smartphones over the coming months.

The new design also includes a 7 day backwards and forwards EPG, while live restart functionality has been extended to cover both the current programme being aired and the previous.

Taylor added changes to iPlayer could now be made more quickly as the technology underpinning the service was now “converging around HTML5”, which had enabled it to extend to new devices and changes to be made to the user interface more easily.

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