The BBC and ITV have teamed up to create what is being dubbed a 'Netflix-style' service for British TV content. Yes, it will contain Eastenders and Emmerdale, but don't worry, there are others too
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"The BBC makes the best radio in the world," according to its Director-General, who wants to launch a global on-demand platform of its audio content, creating "a Netflix of the spoken word".
The minicomputer built by BBC, together with Microsoft, ARM and Samsung, is leaving the UK and going global. It'll be available across Europe soon, and the US and China starting next year.
The BBC will require all users of iPlayer, iPlayer Radio and some of its mobile apps to log in to be able to use them from 2017 - but it insists the data will not be used for TV licensing enforcement.
UK iPlayer viewers will now be required to purchase a TV license in order to use iPlayer, in any capacity. The fee will set users back £145.50 per year, and is expected to heavily impact young people.
The BBC will begin using new detector vans next month to snoop on the publics Wi-Fi packets in order to deduce whether households are using iPlayer without paying the license fee due.
The BBC is offering its users up to 100 hours of 360-degree video from the Rio 2016 Olympics. You can get the content with the BBC Sport 360 app, which will be available soon on Android and iOS.
The international rollout of BBC iPlayer Radio app has begun. Users in the Rep. of Ireland will be the first to get the app but more countries will receive it soon. The app launched in 2012 in the UK.
The BBC has launched a new 'child-friendly' version of its hugely popular iPlayer app, offering over 10,000 episodes of the Beeb's kids' shows, "free of charge, free from commercial influence".
The new, more restrictive policy will ensure that users located in Europe will not see delisted URLs, even if they search on non-European versions like Google.com.
Current laws do not require those watching BBC iPlayer content on demand to have a TV licence - but the UK's Culture Secretary aims to close that loophole with new legislation later this year.
Distribution issues are behind the latest delay to the BBC's education-focused compact computer, but the broadcaster says plans to distribute up to a million of the devices to students are on track.
On New Year's Eve, the website of the BBC was taken down via a DDoS attack. And recently, a group called 'New World Hacking' has claimed responsibility over the infiltration.
The BBC has announced that their catchup service will be available on Apple's latest home cinema device. The new Apple TV was the only prominent set-top box to still not include BBC's iPlayer.
Reports are emerging, stating that the BBC has begun tightening access to iPlayer, their in-house on-demand streaming service. This comes in response to the popularity of the service outside the UK.
BBC debuts the opt-in option for its HTML5 player for its streaming site, iPlayer. The move follows in the same footsteps as YouTube, Twitch and Netflix who have all moved over to HTML5.
The BBC's Director-General has said that the corporation is working on a new video streaming service for the US, which will provide on-demand access to the BBC's massive library of content.
Rockstar Games, developer of the Grand Theft Auto game series, have called the latest TV drama based on the studio, The Gamechangers, 'random, made up bollocks', in a tweet sent to the BBC.
'Mojis' are a new addition to Skype across Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, allowing you to add a bit of fun to your conversations by dropping in iconic or amusing clips from top TV shows and movies.
The BBC has released a trailer for its new feature-length drama starring Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton - and despite legal action from Rockstar Games, the show's broadcast has now been scheduled.
Greater user control and recommendations are added to the popular UK video platforms as they try to keep users from moving to rival video services.
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The BBC has unveiled the final design of its Micro Bit computer. The device will be given for free to million of UK children to help them learn to code and program devices.
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The developers of GTA have filed a lawsuit against the BBC for trademark infringement related to its upcoming TV drama about the gaming series, which Rockstar says it's "had no involvement with".
The BBC has confirmed that it is closing the international version of its iPlayer video on-demand service in the next few weeks, almost four years after it first launched for non-UK subscribers.
The BBC has announced that it is creating "a new drama based on Grand Theft Auto", which will be broadcast later this year - but the upcoming TV series may not be quite what you expected.
The new subscription-free service from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky will offer live TV, catch-up and on-demand content - but it seems you'll need a new TV or set-top box to be able to access it.
An app that can see almost everything that children are doing on their smartphones, along with their location will be launched in the UK later this year for parents. Does this present a privacy issue?
Perhaps in an effort to avoid piracy, or to build on the attention surrounding the teams visit to Argentina in a car featuring the number plate H982 FKL -tonight's episode will be simulcast worldwide.
After the launch of its BBC Sport app on Windows Phone earlier today, the BBC has now launched its iPlayer app for the Xbox One, bringing on-demand content - but not live TV - to the console.
Almost two years after it launched on iOS and Android, the BBC Sport app is finally available on Windows Phone - although it's little more than a web wrapper, with many key features missing.
The BBC has taken a stand against what it says are wrongful removals under the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and is planning to publish a list of its articles which are removed from Google.
The BBC has announced that viewers and listeners can now catch up on programmes they missed for up to 30 days after broadcast - up from just seven days - although some exceptions will apply.
Although Evan Blass aka @evleaks has called it quits, BBC was able to have a sit-down with the man himself to discuss his life and his profession for the past two years.
The BBC has announced that its long-awaited iPlayer app for Microsoft's Xbox One will launch in the next few months, and the new-look iPlayer is also coming to Virgin Media, BT and YouView this year.
The BBC has announced that three matches from the World Cup will be streamed in Ultra High Definition as part of closed trials aimed at understanding the best way to deliver 4K content to the home.
A year after its launch on Windows Phone 8, the BBC iPlayer app has received a major update today, with the addition of live TV and an improved interface - but BBC Radio content has been removed.
A BBC insider claims that issues with Kinect have been plaguing the development of an iPlayer app for the Xbox One, and accuses Microsoft of offering little assistance to help resolve the problems.
The BBC has confirmed that it is "working to bring BBC iPlayer to Xbox One in the future" after the streaming video service was left off the U.K. list of launch apps for Microsoft's next gen console.
Popular British talk show host Jonathan Ross will join the Xbox Games Division in an announcement made by Phil Harrison. His "talent" could prove to be crucial in the competitive gaming industry.
Thought lost forever, two episodes from the 60's era have been discovered as far away as Nigeria, restored and released to iTunes exclusively before being eventually released on DVD.
The BBC has announced a new addition to its suite of mobile apps, with the launch of BBC Weather for iOS and Android smartphones, but there's no sign yet of Windows Phone or BlackBerry versions.
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has come out in support of Google's tax avoidance practises in an interview with the BBC. In 2011, Google made £395m in the U.K and paid just £6m in tax.
The BBC has confirmed it will bring a version of its iPlayer video streaming app to Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 devices in the near future, via a shortcut to the iPlayer website.
The BBC has released another app for iOS, with an Android version in development. But are apps on the way too for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and BlackBerry 10? The BBC tells Neowin what's happening.
The popular UK app TVCatchup has now been released for Windows 8, allowing residents in that part of the world a way to watch live TV shows for free on their Windows 8 PC.
In an update to their iPlayer app, the BBC is now allowing users to download programs to their iPad, iPhone and iPod, allowing users to view content offline when Wi-Fi or 3G is unavailable.
The BBC has now issued a statement with the reasons behind why it has yet to release a port of its popular iPlayer streaming video app for Windows Phone products.