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BBC to launch revamped iPlayer in 2020

Broadcaster says iPlayer will become “the heart of everything we do"

The BBC is to roll out its revamped iPlayer next year, having received regulatory approval from Ofcom.

The platform will host live streaming, catch-up, box sets and podcasting, with content made available for 12 months instead of the current 30 days.

BBC programming chief Charlotte Moore said iPlayer will become “the heart of everything we do. We’re talking about a cutting-edge tech platform run by humans, because in a world of so much content and choice, a dynamic curated offering will become more and more important to people and will set the BBC apart.”

BBC director general Tony Hall described the revamped iPlayer as “a new front door for British creativity. The BBC’s combination of backing great and different ideas, alongside a complete reinvention of iPlayer, will mean a unique service that will be of huge benefit to the public.”