BBC iPlayer

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BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and former radio service from the BBC.
Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all British households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts and iPlayer catch-up.

BBC Redux

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BBC Redux was developed as a proof of concept for a cross-platform, Flash Video-based streaming system.
It is notable for being the proof of concept for the Flash video streaming version of the BBC iPlayer.

BBC Sounds

On 17 October 2018, the BBC 'iPlayer Radio' brand was replaced with BBC Sounds.
The BBC Sounds website replaced the iPlayer Radio service in October 2018.

ITV Hub

ITV Player
When users click on a programme by another broadcaster, they are redirected to the relevant broadcaster's catch up service (either the ITV Hub, All 4 or My5).
Initially the website version used Microsoft Silverlight as opposed to Adobe Flash (used by BBC iPlayer and Channel 4's 4oD) and Windows Media Video.

Wii

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Another version of iPlayer was released in late 2009 as a 'channel' for the Nintendo Wii.
Like other seventh-generation consoles it supported a service, called "Virtual Console", that downloaded emulated games from past Nintendo consoles, support for online video streaming such as BBC iPlayer, and other services provided by Nintendo over the Internet.

Television licensing in the United Kingdom

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Viewing or recording live television broadcasts from any UK broadcaster, or viewing BBC TV catch-up or BBC TV on demand programmes in the UK without a TV licence is a criminal offence.
On 1 September 2016 the conditions under which a television licence is required changed to include receiving video on demand programme services provided by the BBC, on the iPlayer catch-up service.

Crimewatch

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The BBC Trust permitted 15% of content to be offered as part of the stacking service; soaps, news bulletins and review-based programmes will not be stacked, nor programmes containing material of a legal nature, such as Crimewatch.
Crimewatch can be watched on the BBC iPlayer catch-up service for 24 hours from broadcast.

Electronic program guide

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The open beta incorporated a media player, an electronic programme guide (EPG) and specially designed download client, and allowed the download of BBC Television content by computers assigned to a United Kingdom-based IP address, for use up to thirty days after broadcast.
With Sky as an early mover and the BBC iPlayer and Virgin Media as ambitious followers, the United Kingdom is the most developed and innovative EPG market to date, with 96% of viewers having frequently used an EPG in 2010.

Freesat

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In September 2016, support for older Freeview and Freesat receivers manufactured between 2010 and 2014 was dropped.
It later added Channel 5 HD to Freesat following the removal of BBC Three (BBC iii) as an SD & HD TV channel (when it moved to on line and BBC iPlayer only).

BBC Television

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The open beta incorporated a media player, an electronic programme guide (EPG) and specially designed download client, and allowed the download of BBC Television content by computers assigned to a United Kingdom-based IP address, for use up to thirty days after broadcast.
In 2008, the BBC began experimenting with live streaming of certain channels in the UK, and in November 2008, all standard BBC television channels were made available to watch online via BBC iPlayer.

BBC Red Button

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On 16 December 2010, BBC iPlayer was assigned to Freesat channel 901, in addition to access via the BBC Red Button.
Today, the broadcaster's online video player, the BBC iPlayer, reflects the branding legacy by retaining an i-prefix in its branding.

S4C

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In February 2011, the BBC iPlayer was once again modified to include links to programmes from other broadcasters, including ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, Channel 5, 5Star, 5USA and S4C.
In December 2014, S4C became available on the BBC iPlayer website, both live and on demand, as part of an 18-month trial.

BBC Trust

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The iPlayer received the approval of the BBC Trust on 30 April 2007, and an open beta for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was launched at midnight on 27 July 2007, where it was announced that only a fixed number of people would be able to sign up for the service, with a controlled increase in users over the summer.
The trust has approved several new services, including the iPlayer, HDTV and the Gaelic Digital Service, BBC Alba.

Now TV (Sky)

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On 26 July 2013, Now TV released a Now TV-branded Roku streaming box, including the BBC iPlayer app.
There is limited access to the Roku Channel Store in which an approved list of application software can be downloaded such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, Sky Sports Box Office and the Sky Store.

Kangaroo (video on demand)

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Before the iPlayer had even launched, it was announced that the BBC, alongside ITV and Channel 4, were intending to launch a new video on demand platform, provisionally named Kangaroo.
Unlike the BBC iPlayer, which is funded through the licence fee and has no plans to carry any paid content, Kangaroo would have allowed users to purchase content from a large back catalogue.

YouView

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BBC iPlayer was one of four services available at the launch of YouView in July 2012.
There are ten free catch up TV players available, providing access to TV programming and movies: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, STV Player, Milkshake!, UKTV Play, S4C, POP FUN and Quest.

All 4

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When users click on a programme by another broadcaster, they are redirected to the relevant broadcaster's catch up service (either the ITV Hub, All 4 or My5).
The service was originally available as a Windows-only desktop program for downloading shows similar to BBC iPlayer Desktop.

My5

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When users click on a programme by another broadcaster, they are redirected to the relevant broadcaster's catch up service (either the ITV Hub, All 4 or My5).

Roku

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On 10 February 2012, Roku launched their streaming devices in the UK for the first time, with BBC iPlayer available from launch.
On July 26, 2013, BSkyB launched a Now TV-branded Roku LT, allowing users to stream Now TV content to their television, as well as access content from BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Sky News, and Spotify.

D-book

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From 1 April 2011, all new Freeview HD receiver products must include MHEG Interaction Channel (MHEG-IC) as part of D-Book 6.2.1.
In March 2009, the DTG published the 6th edition of the D-Book – enabling the launch of an initial three free-to-air HD channels on Freeview by late 2009, as well as the introduction of a broadband return path which has the potential to be used for streaming on-demand video content such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD, accessing e-government services and allowing viewers to complete transactions via their television.

Kollective

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There was criticism levelled at the iPlayer's use of KService from Kontiki, the peer-to-peer application which continued to use users' bandwidth even after the iPlayer had been shut down.
Kontiki focused on the enterprise business, but during the VeriSign years, it also had a consumer-focused division, which was responsible for technology integration with products such as the BBC iPlayer.

Freeview (UK)

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In September 2016, support for older Freeview and Freesat receivers manufactured between 2010 and 2014 was dropped.
It combines catch-up TV (BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5 and UKTV Play), on demand and live television on a variety of TV and set-top boxes, via the user’s standard broadband Internet connection.

Petabyte

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In the month of October 2009, it was revealed that the site experienced 70 million requests and transferred seven petabytes of data.

BritBox

In March 2017, BBC Worldwide, as part of a joint venture with ITV plc, and BBC America co-owner AMC Networks, launched a new U.S. subscription video-on-demand service known as BritBox.
Recently aired or current shows made for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Channel 4 terrestrially in the United Kingdom, would appear on their VOD services, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, My5 and All 4 respectively before BritBox.

BBC Store

BBC Store codenamed Project Barcelona launched in the UK and opened the archive to consumers and allowed users to buy a show and download it.
It was initially hosted on a dedicated website, but was later integrated with BBC iPlayer.