Wednesday, May 26, 2010

iPlayer Developments

A new beta of the BBC's iPlayer has been released today. (It's very beta - I broke it after a few seconds), with a new interface which seems to require fewer clicks than the old interface. There are also more 'social' features such as ratings and comments, but the latter requires a login (which seems to be a new login, not the one I use for other BBC forums, for example).

Meanwhile, the BBC has revealed that a device or service will need to have 500,000 users before the iPlayer will be customised for the platform (although they are willing to make 'minor modifications' for services with more than 100,000 users. I wonder if Canvas will ever make these figures ?