BBC iPlayer gets a little more radio
As regulars of the BBC iPlayer Radio message board will be aware, I'm currently looking after the BBC iPlayer for all of BBC Radio. We've a wealth of great content, and I'm keen to make it even easier to find, play and share the great radio programmes you can hear on the BBC.
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra was an odd experience on the BBC iPlayer: while you could listen to the station live, you were unable to listen again. There were a host of reasons for this - some related to sports rights, some related to our technical infrastructure, and some related to even more boring things than those two. (Yes, there are even more boring things than rights and infrastructure. You'll have to trust me on this).
Anyway, a few weeks ago, we made history by making on-demand programmes available for BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra for the very first time. You're now able to listen-again to Test Match Special and our Formula One coverage for seven days after transmission. So, if you missed a great interview after yet another UK win on Formula One, or a great catch in TMS, then I'm pleased to let you know that we've made the unmissable... unmissable.
There are more things planned for the BBC iPlayer's radio content shortly, as some long-term projects reach their welcome conclusion. I look forward to letting you know about them as soon as I can.