BBC IPlayer Starts Offering HD Streaming

Posted: Apr 20 2009, 3:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:55pm CDT , in Technology News


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BBC iPlayer starts offering HD streaming

It looks like people will finally get a chance to start watching some of their favourite television shows in glorious high definition as the BBC starts offering HD content on the iPlayer.

Not all programs will be offered in high definition at first, but hopefully the number of shows will improve over time. Since it's launch on Christmas Day back in 2007 the BBC iPlayer has had more than 387 million request to stream or download content and now with the move forward to HD content being offered I'm sure that number will increase rapidly.

The updated iPlayer comes with a diagnostic tool that examines the speed of your internet connection and automatically switches the streaming options to allow for the best quality picture. You can also customize the size of the viewing window.

Danielle Nagler, Head of BBC HD, said: "In the last month we've extended the channel hours to nine per day, refreshed the look, enhanced the range of programmes, and now our HD content will be available whenever and wherever audiences want it."

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