BBC iPlayer TV and radio – now available for 30 days

BBC iPlayer TV and radio shows will now be available for 30 days after broadcast, the exception presumably being those which are running for a whole series, so the 30 days will start at the end of the last episode, and they’ll be up for longer in total.

BBC Director General Tony Hall said: “BBC iPlayer pioneered online viewing. It is recognised as not just the first, but the best service of its type in the world. It offers amazing value. But we want to go further.

That’s why we began reinventing iPlayer earlier this year with a brand new redesign and features. Extending the catch-up window to 30 days now makes the best value on-demand service even better. We have a fantastic autumn schedule and the public will now have more opportunities to watch the shows they love.”

The change was made just as the autumn programmes begin, including The Fall, Peaky Blinders, and extends availability to The Archers, Just a Minute and Feedback!

The BBC don’t always get it right, though. Hebburn was regularly No.1 in the BBC2 BBC iPlayer chart, but they then cancelled it! Prats!