iPlayer coming to BT Vision
The BT Vision service currently only offers around 50 hours of BBC content via its 'TV Replay' service, via a series of upgrades that should complete by April 2011 all BT Vision customers should have access to all content on the BBC iPlayer direct from the BT Vision programme menu.
"October was a record month for BBC iPlayer with a total of 139 million programme requests on computers, TVs and mobiles. Over 20 million of those requests were delivered to TVs. Licence-fee payers love the option of enjoying BBC iPlayer's high-quality experience and vast choice of programmes on the living-room TV, and we're delighted to be able to bring the service to BT Vision."Daniel Danker, BBC General Manager for Programmes and On Demand
The advantage for BT Retail customers is that content viewed over the BT Vision platform uses quality of service parameters to help deliver a smooth streaming experience, and data for BT Vision does not count towards any usage allowance that is part of their broadband package. Any iPlayer content viewed via any device other than the BT Vision box will still count towards the usage allowance.