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Published on August 13th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

BBC iPlayer…Reborn!

The BBC are releasing a new and updated version of their iPlayer catch up service for you to enjoy Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures on!

This new iteration will be far more user friendly than the previous versions and will integrate into your television watching experience as easily as changing channels, or so the BBC claim.

Hold your horses before you scramble to load this up through your computer however, as the initial launch will be taking place on PlayStation 3 units only. Why this is the case is anyone’s guess but maybe Sony paid just that little bit more in order to secure “first dibs” on the product.

BBC iPlayer has always been a great service that has ensured that no one need ever miss their favourite shows, it’s also been a fantastic way to show anybody who feels that Doctor Who ratings are getting low that, in a nutshell, not everyone watches the show on the transmission date.

The idea behind the re-launch of iPlayer is to evolve it into a “complete connected TV experience”. The BBC has already achieved this to a certain extent so it’ll be interesting to see what they do now.


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

One Response to BBC iPlayer…Reborn!

  1. avatar Simon says:

    This is what annoys me. I have a really fast connection but, now, every time I run something in iPlayer, after 30 secs has passed the streaming gets stuck and I hear overlapping audio. Then I have to reset the page, only to do it all over again!

    Truly the people who make these online players are idiots. If this is a rebirth it’s not off to a good start.

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