BBC One and BBC Two are to be simulcast online from November 27, Jana Bennett, director of BBC Vision has announced.
“The launch of BBC One and BBC Two online completes our commitment to make our portfolio of channels available to watch on the internet. From 27 November licence fee payers will be able to watch BBC programmes, live, wherever they are in the UK on their computers, mobile phones and other portable devices,” Bennett said in a statement.
BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC News are already simulcast and can be viewed through the bbc.co.uk website on a variety of devices.
The two principal BBC channels have been available for some time through the online player Zattoo. The company claims to be exploiting a loophole in telecommunications legislation.