BBC Rolls Out New iPlayer ‘Rebuilt For The Multiscreen World’, Plans Online Only Channel For BBC3

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Today BBC took the covers off a new version of its on-demand iPlayer, the first time that it has been rebuilt since 2011 (it was launched in 2007) — with improved search, responsive design and more iPlayer-exclusive content. The web and TV versions are going live today. The iPlayer mobile and tablet apps will be updated with the new interface in the coming months, Dan Taylor, head of iPlayer, said in a press conference today.

There will also be more controls coming on, for those who want to partake in more of the new features. “Doing all of these things [personalization and so on] requires you to be signed in, of what we see as part of an ecosystem,” noted Ralph Rivera, director of future media for the BBC. It’s not entirely clear but it doesn’t look like, for now, the BBC will require users to sign in to…

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