The launch date for the BBC iPlayer, a service giving users free access to TV and radio programmes that have been aired by the BBC over the last 7 days, has been confirmed as July 27.
The service lets users download content and store it for 30 days after broadcast and allows 7 days for viewing following the first playback. A promotional video of the service can be seen by following this link.
The BBC is reported to be in discussions with distribution partners including MSN, Telegraph.co.uk, AOL, Tiscali, Yahoo, Myspace, Bebo and Blinkx.
Users should be aware that downloading TV programmes will be included in any usage limits that are applied to your broadband service. Unfortunately, the iPlayer only work on Windows based PC's initially, but Macs are expected to be supported later in the year.