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Dan Taylor-Watt

Head of iPlayer, BBC Design & Engineering

Blog posts in total 9

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  1. Making BBC iPlayer the best place to watch BBC TV

    Making BBC iPlayer the best place to watch BBC TV

    The number one priority for the team developing BBC iPlayer is quality of experience; ensuring users get the best possible experience on the 10,000+ different devices iPlayer is now available on.

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  2. Latest BBC iPlayer enhancements: Live Restart on mobile, Live events, HD by default and visual seeking

    Latest BBC iPlayer enhancements: Live Restart on mobile, Live events, HD by default and visual seeking

    Almost 10 years on from its original launch, BBC iPlayer is the most popular online TV service in the UK, not just in terms of usage but also in terms of positive word of mouth. It’s available on over 10,000 different devices and has been downloaded 40 million times from mobile app stores.

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  3. Introducing BBC iPlayer Kids

    Introducing BBC iPlayer Kids

    We decided to create a single app that enables kids to tell the app their age and instantly be presented with content curated specially for their age group. So 6 year olds are able to enjoy a mix of CBeebies and CBBC programmes without having to switch between two different apps.

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  4. BBC iPlayer enhancements: Live Restart on your TV, My Programmes and cross-device resume

    BBC iPlayer enhancements: Live Restart on your TV, My Programmes and cross-device resume

    This summer, we’re rolling out some new features to give you even greater control over your iPlayer experience. We want to give you more control to make the things you love about the BBC even better and make it easier to find more of the things that might be of interest to you across the BBC.

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  5. Rolling out 30 Day programme availability on BBC iPlayer

    At launch, 30 Day availability only applies to streaming but we will soon be rolling out 30 Day availability to downloads...

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  6. New iPlayer: preview feedback and live launch

    Today, we are taking the new iPlayer out of preview and making it the default iPlayer experience on computers. This blog post is to share some of the key feedback themes from the preview period and share how we've already begun making changes in response to this feedback.

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  7. Introducing the new BBC iPlayer

    The new iPlayer has been designed for a multiscreen world, so the experience is consistent, but optimised across PC, tablet, mobile and TV devices and we've built it in such a way that we can rapidly develop and release new features across those four screens.

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  8. Christmas 2013 on BBC iPlayer

    2013 truly proved to be the year of the tablet and after they were all unwrapped, Boxing Day saw tablet viewing overtake computer viewing for the first time in iPlayer history.

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  9. BBC iPlayer Downloads: simpler, more reliable downloads for desktop

    Today, I'm pleased to announce the release of a new desktop downloads solution, BBC iPlayer Downloads , which aims to address the underlying cause of many of those issues.

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