Over the past few years, online streaming services have boomed and most recently have started to take over from mainstream television channels, with companies like Netflix and Amazon Prime creating and buying up series to entice users to their services. The BBC is not one to shy from online services, with iPlayer offering up most of their shows from both radio and TV for users to watch and even download to play later through their own app should they be on a long journey with no internet. With television licenses being discussed, it’s not surprising that more information about the BBC’s digital future is coming to light, with more services focused on a greater crowd.
One of the steps the BBC want to make is to open up their iPlayer streaming platform to other content creators, meaning you could soon be watching shows run on other channels through iPlayer or variations of the service. Other internet-led plans include the creation of a video-led mobile news channel, titled BBC Newstream and the creation of iPlay, a variation of iPlayer designed for use by children.
Amongst the plans are also a new digital music discovery service, possibly expanding on the already large series of music that is used on their website and radio shows on a daily basis.
Do you use iPlayer or do you avoid it? If so why and could these features entice you to come back and use the BBC’s features on a more regular basis?
Thank you Ars Technica for the information.
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