The change means shows are available for an extra 23 days, giving audiences more time to catch-up on shows they’ve missed.
The BBC's iPlayer is the UK's most popular streaming and catch-up service and will be used to deliver new content, including live radio shows and music performances.
The BBC has updated its iPlayer apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, adding subtitles and a new curated home screen.
Android users whose handset or tablet runs Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) or above can now download programmes from the BBC’s iPlayer app for offline viewing.
Set-top box maker Humax is offering £20 off of its 500GB DTR-T1010 YouView+ digital recorder and is promising free pre-Easter delivery for early buyers. The box offers access to more than 70 free channels as well as integrated access to popular catch-up services including iPlayer, 4oD and ITV Player.
Firaxis Games have announced the latest instalment in Sid Meier’s Civilization strategy game saga – Beyond Earth – which will be available in shops later this year.
All seven shareholders in YouView, including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, have agreed to continue funding the connected TV platform for a further 5 years.
BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall has promised to place the arts at the centre of the broadcaster’s output with a 20% boost in the BBC’s arts spending.