bbciplayerDan Taylor, Head of BBC iPlayer introduced the new look BBC iPlayer on the BBC’s Internet Blog today.
New features include a simpler home screen for easier navigation, a page for each channel, more responsive design, more intuitive categories, better accessibility and ‘collections’ of TV shows arranged by series, season, event or theme.

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. The new BBC iPlayer on tablet, smart phone, TV and computer

The new web version of iPlayer has been developed using responsive design, which means we can deliver the iPlayer experience to multiple different screen sizes without building separate versions. It also means that if you share a link to iPlayer from your computer, it will work just fine if you open it on your mobile or tablet browser.

A major focus of this release is making it easier to find something to watch, helping you quickly and easily find the programmes you know you’re looking for and, crucially, helping you discover something new. The current iPlayer’s pretty good if you know what you want to watch, but we know that 42% of visitors are now coming without a particular programme in mind.

Read more at the BBC Blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/Introducing-the-new-BBC-iPlayer

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