BBC iPlayer extends catch up window to 30 days

The BBC Trust has approved plans to extend the iPlayer catch up window from its current seven days to 30 days.

The introduction of a 30 days window was proposed in October by Director-General, Tony Hall.

Diane Coyle, the Trust’s vice chairman, said: “We have conducted a thorough assessment of these proposals, including taking independent advice from Ofcom, and concluded that this is a sensible move that will benefit audiences and provide a clearer and more consistent catch-up service.”

A BBC spokesman added: “People keep telling us they want programmes to be available on BBC iPlayer for longer—so extending availability from seven to 30 days will make iPlayer even better. We will now set about making this happen with the aim to roll this out from the summer.”

DTG Staff  |  04.04.2014

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