BBC extends iPlayer catch-up window to 30 days
| 06 October 2014
Seven years after launching what has gone on to be a ground-breaking product in the TV industry, the BBC has now extended the catch-up window of its iPlayer from seven to 30 days.

The new window was scheduled to coincide with the BBC's autumn schedule and initially covers streaming, with downloading moving to a the new window in the near future.

Commenting on the move, BBC Director General Tony Hall said: "BBC iPlayer pioneered online viewing. It is recognised as not just the first, but [also] the best service of its type in the world. It offers amazing value. But we want to go further. That's why we began reinventing iPlayer earlier this year with a brand new redesign and features. Extending the catch up window to 30 days now makes the best value on-demand service even better. We have a fantastic autumn schedule and the public will now have more opportunities to watch the shows they love."

Added BBC director of future media, Ralph Rivera: "There is a huge demand to make programmes available for longer on BBC iPlayer as we continue to see people search for their favourite programmes after the seven-day catch-up window. Whether it's on the bus on their mobile or on their tablet in bed at night, I'm really pleased that we're able to give our audiences longer to watch and listen than ever before."