bbciplayerThe BBC Trust has relaxed its rule that BBC programmes can only be shown on-demand through iPlayer. This could mean that there could be some kind of BBC iPlayer on Sky, Sky have refused to replicate iPlayer entirely on its catch up service, Sky Go.
Virgin Media has offered BBC iPlayer on its Tivo box for some time, Sky has long complained that the BBC requires it to take all BBC iPlayer programmes and display them in an iPlayer-style setting, rather than being able to pick and choose the BBC programming that it actually wants to show.

Talks between the BBC and Sky have been going on for some time, apparently culminating in the revisions to the BBC’s syndication policy.
The revised policy reads, “The trust considers that there is generally public value in syndication and that it is in the interests of licence fee payers that they can access BBC on-demand content from as many platforms and devices as possible.”
It also adds, that BBC iPlayer programmes should “usually” be badged and clearly labelled as BBC content, although it concedes that, “Circumstances may occasionally arise, however, that justify special arrangements that depart from this model.”

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By Expat