Freesat: 'No date yet on BBC iPlayer beta'
By Andrew Laughlin, Technology Reporter
Freesat has said that it is "unable to confirm" the timeframe for a beta of BBC iPlayer on the digital satellite platform.
Speculation has recently mounted that the iPlayer on Freesat beta would go ahead next month. However, it is believed that a letter sent to members of the Freesat customer panel informing them that they would be contacted again in September has been wrongly interpreted as confirmation that it would launch during the month.
A Freesat spokesperson told Digital Spy: "Freesat is unable to confirm a timeframe for the iPlayer beta beginning on the platform, but we continue to work closely with the BBC on its launch."
The delay is down to work on the technical underpinnings for the service, which has to be resolved before the beta can go ahead. However, the two organisations are working hard to resolve this situation as soon as possible.