BBC Release iPlayer App for iPhone


iPhone and iPod Touch owners can now watch BBC shows on their mobile devices thanks to the launch of the new iPlayer app .
The mobile app allows users to stream catch-up TV on the move across all of the UK’s 3G mobile networks, and offers enhanced features to help improve the live TV and radio experience.
These include ‘Live Channel Hopping’, which lets users switch between live channels just like on their TV, background radio listening, improved playback with greater resilience to network congestion, and improved user experience with a simple and intuitive design.
The introduction of 3G streaming on all networks is expected to open up the service to many millions more users on the move across the UK.
Daniel Danker, BBC’s General Manager, Programmes and On Demand, said: “This has been a great year for BBC iPlayer on mobile with over 1.5 million installs on the Apple iPad and 1.2 million installs on Android devices since launch in February 2011.”
“People love using BBC iPlayer on mobiles and tablets, and with 16.5 million programmes watched in October 2011 usage has more than doubled over the last year.”
“With the new app audiences will enjoy catch up and live TV in a simple, easy-to-use mobile experience.”
“Today’s announcement also means more licence fee payers can enjoy a better experience when using BBC iPlayer on the move, and reflects our ambition to take BBC iPlayer beyond the desktop .”
“We have worked closely with mobile operators to ensure that their networks are ready for iPlayer, and introduced 3G streaming to offer licence fee payers a truly mobile experience.”

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