The BBC has begun to make signing-in to use the iPlayer mandatory, removing the option to skip sign-in for some. The BBC is forcing users to sign up for a BBC account to continue using the popular catch-up and on-demand service. Users who are still being allowed access by skipping the sign-in screen will see [...]
BBC iPlayer catchup service will require user login within weeks Users of BBC iPlayer on mobile, tablets and computers, will need to enter a password to access the online catchup service within the next few weeks, the BBC has announced. This week iPlayer users were being notified with a message saying they “will soon [...]
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BBC on-demand service launches in Malaysia The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Wordwide, is set to launch a version of BBC Player in Malaysia, exclusively to subscribers of Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) IPTV service, HyppTV. This follows the launch of the BBC iPLayer service in Singapore last year. Hypp TV viewers will be able to watch the [...]
69.3 million requests to watch iPlayer programmes were made during the week commencing 26th December 2016, more than any other week in BBC iPlayer’s history. December was also BBC iPlayer’s best month ever, seeing 281 million requests across the month. EastEnders, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Outnumbered and Sherlock were the most popular shows on BBC iPlayer [...]
Planet Earth II tops BBC iPlayer list Planet Earth II has been named the most requested show on the BBC iPlayer, according to new data showing what users have been requesting during the past year. The first episode of Planet Earth II was requested more than 3.8 million times, helping 2016 to become the biggest [...]
BBC iPlayer sign in required from 2017 All users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log in with a password, in order to watch and listen to BBC programmes online, from early next year. The BBC will require viewers to give their postcode as part of the log-in process. The information harvested potentially allows [...]