Virgin Media have released BBC HD content via their TV based iPlayer portal that means users with a HD V+ set-top box will be able to watch some of their programmes in high definition, on-demand, on their TV. The news follows an announcement two weeks ago about an update to the online BBC iPlayer with HD content becoming available from the 20th of April. Robin Hood, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and later...with Jools Holland are just some of the programmes that are available.
"As more households become HD Ready, we're keen to ensure that Virgin Media customers benefit from the most advanced digital TV service possible. BBC iPlayer has been a huge success on our TV platform and we're thrilled to be expanding the service with HD content. We're looking forward to increasing our line-up of broadcast HD channels over the next few months and combining the very best of HD and on demand TV."Katharine Burns Rivington, (Executive Director of Content Acquisition) Virgin Media
Virgin have had over 100 million views of their on-demand iPlayer service since launch with 15 million views in March.