iplayer thumb 260x217 New look BBC iPlayer goes liveOne of the UK’s best-loved websites, the BBC iPlayer has just launched its radically overhauled new look after a three-month beta period.

The new site offers a sleek new design, personalisation features and integration with Facebook and Twitter to make sharing programmes easier.

As we reported at the weekend, the BBC sees this new, more social iPlayer as a step towards a more social future for TV. Head over to www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer to try it out now if you’re in the UK. An international version of the service is promised within a year.

A selection of ‘how to’ videos featuring “He gets everywhere these days, doesn’t he?” TV presenter Rufus Hound have been prepared to help users get to grips with the new site. Here he is discussing the social features.