BBC HD: Joining the BBC iPlayer family
Another week, and another step forward for BBC HD to share with you.
There have been hints, veiled references, and then announcements that it is imminent but finally BBC HD - both the channel and the content - are joining the BBC iPlayer family. From today you'll be able to catch up with all our new HD programmes for seven days after our first broadcast using the technology you know and hopefully love. You will need a reasonable broadband speed and decent processing power - but for those who want more detail about the mechanics, I do recommend Anthony Rose's blogpost. You won't find everything we broadcast on the channel in iPlayer, but we are aiming to provide for you the vast majority of the new programmes we are showing. We're limited at the moment by length - programmes over 60 minutes long are challenging - but I am hopeful that is something we can work through over time to ensure that longer dramas also make it into the iPlayer mix.
I hope this move makes it even easier for you to catch up with content from the BBC in HD - as ever, do let me know what you think and how you find our HD downloading experience.
Danielle Nagler is Head of BBC HD, BBC Vision.