This article was published on September 6, 2010

New look BBC iPlayer goes live


New look BBC iPlayer goes live
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Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

One 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.

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