Behind the scenes of BBC iPlayer
Hello, I'm James Hewines, the Head of BBC iPlayer.
I look after everything you see as a user, including new developments and keeping things running smoothly every day across the many platforms we support.
Wednesday was a really exciting day for the iPlayer team with the launch of a major new beta version of the site - adding a range of personal and connected features, and rethinking the way the site is designed to keep things as slick and simple as possible. You can find out more about what's included in Anthony Rose's post.
The other big piece of news came in the publication of the latest figures for iPlayer - the highlight for me here was the record monthly play requests which are now hitting 123 million.
A big thank you for all your comments and ideas so far - we've had a great response so far and the team are closely following the reaction. Although I can't promise to come back on every question individually, we'll be posting updates as the beta progresses and give a response on the key things that come up starting next week. We'd love to hear what you think, so please:
- Tweet including #bbciplayerfeedback - sorry, it's the world's longest hashtag ;-)
- Click the Site feedback link in the site footer (or click here)
- Post a comment below
- Post on the BBC iPlayer message board
Below you can check out the video we've put together to try and give people insight into some of the thinking behind the new site. It's a chance to meet some of the people on the team and find out a bit about how we work, and why we've changed it. This kind of thing is a bit of a departure for the BBC and we hope people find it interesting. Tell us if you do in the comments on this blog.
James Hewines is the Head of BBC iPlayer.