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Doctor Who commentary on iPlayer

The Doctor Who universe is set to be expanded with on-screen commentary coming to BBC iPlayer for selected upcoming episodes of the sci-fi series. Special guests will give an exclusive insight into the creation and filming of some of the new adventures. Available directly after selected episodes air on BBC One and iPlayer, viewers can […]

November 24, 2023

BBC iPlayer marks 60 years of Doctor Who

BBC iPlayer has announced the biggest collection of Doctor Who titles to the platform with hundreds of episodes becoming available with multiple accessibility features for the first time. Before the Anniversary Specials hit TV screens, viewers will have the opportunity to travel back in time with any of the Doctors through the show’s 60 year […]

October 11, 2023

New Hey Duggee pays tribute to iconic music videos

New Hey Duggee episode, The Music Video Badge, is set to air on CBeebies on September 22nd and will be available on BBC iPlayer from September 18th. The musical episode features a number of pastiches and tributes to some of the most iconic music videos ever made, including Beyonce’s Single Ladies, Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, […]

September 18, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Invictus Games on BBC

For the first time, the BBC will be streaming all the live coverage and ceremonies from the Invictus Games. Coverage begins on iPlayer and Red Button at 6pm on September 9th. Audiences will be able stream up to three events a day throughout the Games with coverage concluding on September 16th. The One Show will […]

September 7, 2023

1980 Oppenheimer series on BBC iPlayer

Classic BBC series Oppenheimer, which stars Sam Waterston as atomic bomb creator J. Robert Oppenheimer, is now available to watch on iPlayer. With Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster epic of the same name proving a hit in cinemas at the moment, viewers can watch the BBC’s take on this brilliant, conflicted physicist. The seven-part series originally aired […]

August 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Transformers: EarthSpark on CBBC, iPlayer

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, Entertainment One (eOne), has signed a deal with BBC to broadcast season one of the animated series Transformers: EarthSpark for audiences in the UK. The first ten episodes will launch on July 25th on CBBC, from Monday to Thursday, and also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Following the release […]

July 20, 2023

Samanidis appointed BBC iPlayer GM

The BBC has announced that Kerensa Samanidis will join the BBC as General Manager for BBC iPlayer, effective June 19th. Reporting into Dan McGolpin – Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels – Samanidis will be responsible for the delivery of the BBC iPlayer growth strategy and management of the overall iPlayer operation. McGolpin commented: “I’m […]

June 8, 2023

BBC extends Glastonbury deal

The BBC will continue to be Glastonbury Festival’s exclusive, multimedia broadcast partner, following a multi-year extension, and has announced that this year it will broadcast 40 hours of Glastonbury coverage across its TV channels, as well as over 85 hours of live radio. Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music, commented: “Glastonbury 2023 will have even […]

May 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC iPlayer: King’s Coronation in UHD, surround sound

The BBC is preparing for a major weekend of live broadcasts to bring viewers across the nation – and internationally – full coverage of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort on May 6th and the Coronation Concert on May 7th. Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted, commented: “We […]

May 5, 2023

BBC Children’s unveils raft of new commissions

BBC Children’s has announced a host of new programming available across CBeebies, CBBC and BBC iPlayer that aims captivate young audiences and their families. Director of BBC Children’s and Education, Patricia Hidalgo said: “Our latest commissions, full of homegrown talent and shot across the UK, continue to offer our audience a real breadth of high […]

April 12, 2023