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Amazon Fire TV adds ‘Live’ tab in UK

Amazon is adding a new ‘Live’ tab in the top navigation menu on all Fire TV devices in the UK, making it easier for users to discover live TV apps and content. The option was previously only available in the US. The ‘Live’ tab builds upon the existing live TV experiences on Fire TV, making […]

January 12, 2021

Classic EastEnders episodes on iPlayer

EastEnders fans can relive some of the most memorable moments in the soap opera’s 35 year history with a selection of iconic episodes now available to stream on BBC iPlayer. A selection of storylines across four decades are available – from the classic two-hander between Den and Angie Watts and Phil and Kathy’s famous engagement […]

January 12, 2021

iPlayer sees record-breaking Xmas

The BBC has seen record-breaking year-on-year growth of BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds over the Christmas holidays, as more people consumed its content digitally. On iPlayer, new dramas The Serpent and Black Narcissus, the Christmas antics in EastEnders and Call The Midwife – together with the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie helped smash records for viewing, with […]

January 6, 2021

BBC iPlayer exceeds 5bn annual requests

This year there have been 5.3 billion requests to stream content on the BBC iPlayer service across January to November, 33 per cent ahead of the same period last year, and already 850 million requests higher than the whole of 2019. Killing Eve has once again been a huge hit, with nearly 40 million requests […]

December 8, 2020

Virtual Cinderella panto on BBC

This Christmas the curtain will be raised on a special, virtual version of Cinderella, as a host of famous faces gather for Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas, on BBC Two and iPlayer. Written by the Dawson Brothers, based on an original script by Ben Crocker, the show will be a retelling of the […]

December 3, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BBC Three orders eSports docu-series

A new documentary series from BBC Three has been commissioned to give viewers an unprecedented insight into the rise of eSports. Fight For First: EXCEL ESPORTS will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer in early 2021. Narrated by Hollywood actor Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins, Peaky Blinders), this five-part series follows EXCEL ESPORTS, a multimillion […]

December 2, 2020By Nik Roseveare

The Fresh Prince heads to NOW TV & iPlayer

Classic 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading to Sky Comedy and NOW TV. With over 148 episodes across 6 seasons, the full series from Warner Bros Television will be available on demand from January 1st 2021. The series famously gave music and Hollywood icon Will Smith his first on-screen role. The show regularly […]

December 1, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BBC presents Idris Elba meets Paul McCartney

BBC One and BBC Music have announced that Idris Elba meets Paul McCartney, a world exclusive show featuring music legend Paul McCartney in conversation with one of the most popular British actors of his generation, Idris Elba, to be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in December, and on BBC Radio 2 and BBC […]

November 27, 2020

Vicar Of Dibley returns to BBC for Xmas

Dawn French will reprise her celebrated role as vicar Geraldine Grainger of the Parish of Dibley, for The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown. Three new 10 minute episodes will air in December, with a 30 minute compilation episode of all three specials airing later over Christmas. French commented: “Back in the dog collar, back in […]

November 18, 2020By Nik Roseveare

GB Lions doc on iPlayer

A new documentary about the Great Britain Rugby League Lions 2019 tour to the southern hemisphere is coming to BBC iPlayer. Once Were Lions comes to BBC iPlayer on November 21st, and follows the GB Lions as they tour New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Given unprecedented access to the Lions’ first tour in 12 […]

November 9, 2020