The BBC has today revealed its latest plans for what they would like the future of its BBC iPlayer apps and services to be, revealing plans to switch the catch-up service to their primary entertainment division, meaning that they want to make it easier for users to access TV online, recognising that most of their viewers now consume TV shows in that manner, rather than the traditional method.
With this new iPlayer, the BBC says that it wants to focus on three main areas: a greater range of content, new ways to watch BBC produced programming and to implement new innovative features.
One of these is to create profiles for users that will allow the service to style itself around recommendations for them, showing the users favourite programmes on an individual basis, remembering settings that the user prefers.
They will also be looking at introducing online only pop-up channels for specific events, for example festivals like Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds, as well as considering to extend the catch-up window from 7 to 30 days.
For more information on the planned upgrade, watch the video below.