Following hot on the heels of announcing the success of the BBC’s iPlayer, the British broadcaster has announced that its shows are to be made available for download via iTunes. The BBC claims that during the first 7 weeks of operation, around one million shows per week were downloaded via the iPlayer. Now the company could boost those figures into the stratosphere via iTunes, the most popular distributor of licensed multimedia content in the world. The latest move creates yet another medium through which BBC content can be watched and distributed. Here’s a guide to all the available ways that are now possible to watch the BBC online:
BBC iPlayer – Shows are available up to 7 days after the original broadcast
iTunes – Shows will be available one day after they have been released on the iPlayer for a fee
BBC Website – Some BBC programming can be watched on the BBC’s website
YouTube – The BBC’s YouTube channel only for UK viewers featuring various content
Outside the UK:
LiveStation – Allows you to watch several news channels including BBC News 24
Sopcast – Occasionally streams BBC1 although there is no specific channel number because it depends whether a user is streaming it at any given time. If the BBC is showing live football, it’s often the most likely time you’ll find BBC 1 or 2 on Sopcast.