The BBC iPlayer will be reinvented in a bid to be the “number one online TV service” in the UK by 2020, the broadcaster’s director general Lord Hall has said.
The BBC is extending the iPlayer’s Restart feature to mobile devices.
UK viewers that claim to watch catch-up TV on the BBC iPlayer will be required to pay the Licence Fee from September 1.
The BBC has reportedly held talks with ITV over the launch of a new streaming service.
The BBC has become the latest broadcaster to add its content to the fourth Generation Apple TV.
The BBC is creating a dedicated iPlayer app for the revamped Apple TV.
The BBC is planning the launch of a new OTT service in the United States.
Mobiles and tablets are continuing to see strong increases for the BBC iPlayer.
ITV is threatening legal action over plans to include catch-up viewing under the TV Licence fee.
After recent concern over a possible stall in growth, the BBC iPlayer has bounced back with 276 million requests in May. This represents an increase of 2% on the previous month.