YouView adds new iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button

YouView customers now have access to more BBC programmes than ever before with updates to both iPlayer and Connected Red Button services.

The refreshed look and feel of iPlayer offers content from the last 30 days in a new interface, new categories including comedy, arts, history and music, as well as exclusive iPlayer content, including Doctor Who Extra.

The refreshed Red Button service for YouView gives access to wider coverage including exclusive live streaming of sporting events from BBC Sport and postcode-specific weather forecasts.

Richard Halton, CEO of YouView, said: “We are delighted to give YouView customers the best in free-to-air functionality. New BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button are just two of the many ways we’re evolving and improving the YouView on demand TV service, ensuring seamless and easy access to great TV for everyone.”

YouView is now in over 1 million connected UK homes offering a seamless and easy to use catch up and on demand TV service with pause, rewind and record functionality.

New BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button will launch today in a staggered rollout for YouView Humax retail set-top boxes and YouView from BT set-top boxes. This update will be added to YouView from TalkTalk set-top boxes in due course.

DTG Staff  |  24.10.2014

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