There was some great news which slipped out over the weekend that you might have missed! Now the vast majority of shows will stay on BBC iPlayer for twelve months. No longer do you have to binge watch Killing Eve because you’re going on holiday or take days off work to stream their latest shows.
Yes all the programmes on BBC iPlayer will stay there for an entire year !!
Previously the standard was three months but many shows were much shorter depending on licensing restrictions. However this change pushes BBC iPlayer back up to the forefront of digital streaming. A whole year after broadcast you’ll be able to enjoy the BBC’s wonderful programmes and even watch them again!
What’s more it’s completely free and you can even enjoy it abroad by just using a fast VPN program on your computer like this one.
Here’s the original article from the Guardian.
The BBC will be allowed to keep programmes on its iPlayer service for up to a year after they are first broadcast rather than the current 30 days, in an attempt to help the corporation compete with Netflix.
The media regulator, Ofcom, approved the change provisionally, saying it would “increase choice and availability of public-service broadcast content, and help ensure the BBC remains relevant in the face of changing viewing habits”.
The BBC had said it feared for the corporation’s future unless it were allowed to make the change. It said younger audiences, who were used to watching programmes on Netflix, struggled to understand why shows would disappear from iPlayer after just a few weeks, potentially undermining their willingness to pay the £154.50 annual licence fee.