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."