BBC iPlayer 3 is Coming to Sony's PlayStation 3 Console This Year

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199w ago - The BBC iPlayer has been available on Sony's PlayStation 3 console for quite some time, however, according to the BBC's Simon Cross the BBC iPlayer 3 will be coming to the PS3 entertainment system this year.

According to TechRadar, a new version of the catch-up TV service known as the iPlayer 3 will arrive as soon as technical issues with the sign-in process are resolved.

To quote: "Cross also noted that new functionality would be appearing on the application, including a For You section which would consist of shows you may be interested in.

There will also be more social network functionality, although it was unclear whether the Facebook and Twitter integration would make the move to the PS3.

The biggest problem the BBC is trying to overcome is signing into the app and how the BBC is going to implement this.

"We don't know whether to integrate it with the PSN signing in process or do something new," Cross explained."
 

BBC iPlayer Now Working with the PlayStation 3 Console

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280w ago - BBC staff member Jon (iPlayer Host) has stated on their forums (linked above) that they have fixed issues people were having using the BBC iPlayer on the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Kalel2008: As soon as I read on the Web site that you can play videos from the iplayer on the PS3, I was so excited untill I found that it was not true.

dosyman: You can, but it's an unofficial site. www.ps3iplayer.com

Steve9719: There's an even more official way to get the iPlayer working on the PS3. Simply visit the Wii version of the site: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/

Jon (iPlayer Host): We're putting in a fix soon that should make everything better (for the PS3 at least). Update: We've put the fix in and it should now work correctly.
 

Virgin platform for BBC iPlayer

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311w ago - The BBC has signed a deal with internet and phone provider Virgin Media to make its iPlayer service available on TV. Virgin Media customers will be able to catch up on the past week's programmes without the need for downloading.

Malcolm Wall, the company's CEO of content, said it was "proud to be working with the BBC to continue to lead this revolution in TV viewing". The BBC has already reached a deal with games giant Nintendo to make its video on-demand tool available to Wii users.

The service allows 3.5 million Virgin customers to catch up on more than 350 hours of TV programmes from the past seven days at no additional cost.

'Realised ambition'

"We have always envisaged [the] BBC iPlayer on a TV platform and in the living room," said Ashley Highfield, the BBC's director of future media and technology.

"By working with Virgin Media, this ambition has been realised. This partnership takes us a step closer to transforming the way our audiences watch TV."

Earlier this year the BBC launched a version of its video on-demand service for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices.

It is hoped a download version of the iPlayer will be made available to Apple Mac users by the end of this year.
 

BBC iPlayer available on PS3

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313w ago - BBC blogger Darren Waters has reported that the bbc's iplayer is now working through an unofficial website on the PS3.

To access it just enter http://www.ps3iplayer.com/ in the PS3's browser to access BBC content.

I haven't tried this myself yet and there seem to be some mixed reports coming through about quality. Either way it seems another cool piece of kit in the PS3's arsenal of weapons in the media centre war.

iPlayer can be accessed via your PC browser on http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/ or on your Nintendo Wii.
 

BBC iPlayer video service 'Nintendo Wii deal' announced

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314w ago - The BBC's iPlayer video service will soon be available via the Nintendo Wii. The video download and streaming service that lets people catch up with BBC programmes will soon be a channel on the hugely popular game console.

Early versions of the service will be available from 9 April but more polished software will be released as the service is developed. The BBC is still at loggerheads with internet service providers (ISPs) over who should pay for extra network costs.

ISPs say the iPlayer is putting strain on their networks, which need to be upgraded to cope. Simon Gunter, from ISP Tiscali, is leading a call for the BBC to help pay for the rising costs.

But Ashley Highfield, head of future media and technology at the corporation, has said he believes the cost of network upgrades should be carried by ISPs.

The news of the Nintendo Wii deal comes as the BBC reveals a steep rise in the numbers of people using the iPlayer.

Fast seller

"The BBC's catch-up TV service can now be accessed on an increasing number of different platforms - from the web and portable devices to gaming consoles," said Erik Huggers, BBC's group controller for Future Media and Technology, announcing the deal in a speech at the MipTV-Milia conference in Cannes.

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