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BBC iPlayer iPad app lands in the UK App Store with live and catch-up TV and radio

We told you it was coming, but as of today the BBC iPlayer app for the iPad is officially available for free via the UK iTunes App Store. The app basically packages everything you know and love from the BBC's iPlayer into a slick, iPad-optimized app with impressive streaming quality. You can view over 400 hours of content from the last seven days of BBC broadcast, as well as stream both TV and...

BBC iPlayer app for iPad and Android out this week in the UK

BBC iPlayer applications for the iPad and Android will be out later this week in the UK. On the iOS side, the app will at first be iPad-only, so tough luck for those owning an iPhone or an iPod touch. Also, not all Android devices will be supported -- because of the hardware requirements for Flash-powered video streams (interesting how they have managed to get around that for the iPad). As such,...

BBC working on global video-on-demand software

The BBC iPlayer allows UK residents to watch a wide variety of BBC programming including news and entertainment programs. The service is available in the UK at no additional cost, because UK residents basically pay an annual license fee to support the BBC. And that's why the iPlayer isn't available to viewers outside of the UK: No matter how much we want to watch the latest Doctor Who episodes...

Rumor: Google bringing the BBC iPlayer to the US?

Every time we write a story about Hulu, international Download Squad readers ask us when the streaming television site will be available outside of the US. And I get it. Because that's how I feel every time I see a story about the BBC iPlayer, which lets UK residents watch BBC programming online. Well, Hulu is working on rolling out service in other countries as soon as it can get broadcast...

BBC iPlayer adds High Definition Downloads

No doubt you're familiar with the BBC iPlayer: we've been closely following the product's development since its cross-platform launch a little over a year ago. Since then we've seen plenty of developments, including the release of a desktop client (using Adobe's AIR technology) and today is another notable date for the iPlayer project. In a move that's likely to please a lot of users - and...

How to watch the BBC iPlayer using Windows Mobile (HTC Touch Diamond only)

The BBC iPlayer service allows UK residents to watch full length episodes of recently broadcast BBC programs using a computer or an iPhone. But there's no official client for Windows Mobile. Of course, that hasn't stopped the hackers at XDA-Developers from figuring out how to make the iPhone interface work on Windows Mobile. There are a few things to keep in mind with this hack. First, iPlayer...

BBC set to introduce iPlayer for Mac 'later this month'

In an interview with Om Malik, the BBC has revealed that an OS X version of its much-debated iPlayer TV catch-up service is due to debut later this month. Whilst the iPlayer service has offered an online-streaming version of the service for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux since Christmas Day last year, the service's download-and-watch feature has been strictly reserved for Windows users. Earlier in...

BBC iPlayer 2.0 arrives in beta

We've covered the BBC iPlayer in great depth here at Download Squad - from its inception to nationwide rollout - and today, the BBC has announced version 2 of the (hugely successful) project. The new-look site has been heavily re-designed, bringing together both Radio and Television shows in a central portal. Personalisation also seems to be the key to the new release, which incidentally runs...

BBC's iPlayer DRM scheme cracked again

BBC, DRM, and the iPhone: it doesn't sound very steamy. But things are definitely heating up in regards to the BBC and DRM. The release of BBC's new iPlayer brought with it the typical suffocating DRM restrictions, with the typical amount of outrage in the blogosphere. However, when the BBC released the new beta iPlayer software that allowed users to view BBC streams on their iPhone, the streams...

BBC's iPlayer adds support for Firefox

Rumors have been swirling for months that the BBC was going to allow users of their iPlayer service to access the popular player on a computer or platform other than Internet Explorer for Windows. Well today British citizens are part way there as the BBC has announced their support for the Firefox browser. Mac and Linux fans are out of luck as iPlayer still demands Windows, only now you can...

BBC iPlayer could be coming to Apple TV

Sure the BBC's iPlayer service is great if you want to catch up on TV shows you've missed, live in the UK, don't mind DRM, and like watching TV on your PC. But what if you want to watch TV on, you know, your TV? BBC Future Media and Technology Director Ashley Highfield writes on his blog that the BBC is looking into ways to bring iPlayer content to set top boxes. He says he's particularly...

BBC iPlayer moves to the web to support Mac and Linux

This summer the BBC launched its innovative iPlayer software. The service lets you watch selected shows that've aired on the BBC over the last seven days you: Are running Windows XP Are using Internet Explorer Use Windows Media Player Live in the UK The service drew protests from folks complaining that the BBC was including DRM in the videos and that Mac and Linux users were left out...

BBC iPlayer wreaking havoc on ISPs

Nevermind all that DRM stuff that we talked to the FSF about, the iPlayer is causing all sorts of other trouble for ISPs. The player, built for viewing and downloading popular television shows onto computers through the special application is taking a toll on the ISPs bandwidth. So much so that they are looking for compensation from the BBC, threatening to initiate traffic shaping that would slow...

BBC gets approval for "catch up TV"

The BBC Trust has approved a proposed video-on-demand service for BBC viewers. The announcement follows a public test of the BBC's new iPlayer service. So what the heck is an iPlayer? Basically it's a service that offers BBC viewers online access to every television episode that has run on the state-regulated network over the past week, commercial-free. 10,500 viewers and organizations offered...

BBC iPlayer program downloads

Look out for some BBC shows like Doctor Who to be available for download through BBC on demand. This new program will also users to watch or download popular television shows on their computers through a special application. The shows will be available up to a week after their initial airing. After this initial launch, the BBC will be releasing a desktop application called iPlayer which allows...