2024-04-24 06:07:34
BBC gets TV on-demand service OK news/tv


BBC shows such as Doctor Who and EastEnders are to be
made available on-demand after the BBC’s iPlayer service was given the
green light.

The service – which will launch later this year – allows
viewers to watch programmes online for seven days after their first TV

Episodes can also be downloaded and stored for up to 30 days.

The BBC Trust gave the iPlayer the go-ahead after consultations with members of the public.


  • iPlayer will allow viewers to catch up on TV programmes for seven days
  • Some TV series can be downloaded and stored for 30 days
  • Viewers will be able to watch shows streamed live over the internet
  • Users will not be able to download programmes from other broadcasters
    Classical recordings and book-readings are excluded from iPlayer

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