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BBC plans box sets to ‘reinvent’ iPlayer

13 February 2017
BBC plans box sets to 'reinvent' iPlayer

The BBC is due to publish a run of box-sets on its iPlayer service, as part of director general Tony Hall’s plan to reinvent the service.

Tom Hardy drama Taboo and psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard will be the first boxsets to be made available, all episodes of each show will remain on iPlayer until the last episode is broadcast – and the full series box-set will be available for a further 30 days.

Taboo and Apple Tree Yard have both been huge hits on TV and on BBC iPlayer. Now viewers will be able to enjoy them as full box sets – and we want to do the same for more shows in the future,” said head of iPlayer, Dan Taylor-Watt.

“It’s giving viewers what they want – and it’s just the start of what we can do to ensure BBC iPlayer is the UK’s number one online TV service.”

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