BBC iPlayer goes live on BT Vision
The BBC iPlayer has launched on BT Vision with the service giving BT Vision customers full access to the iPlayer catalogue through their set-top boxes. This replaces the smaller selection of BBC content that was available through 'TV Replay' on BT Vision. 'TV Replay' offers customers the chance to catch up on programming from ITV, Channel 4 and Five and the addition of BBC iPlayer will bring over 400 hours of TV programmes and more than 1,000 hours of radio shows.
"The launch of BBC iPlayer on BT Vision adds to the enormous range of quality entertainment already available to our customers. We are really excited to be partnering with the BBC to bring BBC iPlayer to our customers."Marc Watson, (Chief Executive Television and Online Services) BT Retail
Alongside the catch-up content, BT Vision gives customers access to 50 freeview channels and 20 radio station, allowing users to pause, record and rewind live TV. Sky Sports 1 and 2 along with ESPN and some films are available as optional extras either through a monthly additional subscription or through a pay-as-you-use model. BT Vision is only available with a BT broadband connection.