Connected TV platform YouView has confirmed it’s working with the BBC to bring the revamped iPlayer to the platform.
On Tuesday the BBC unveiled a new version of its popular catch-up service which is designed to make it easier for viewers to find favourite shows and discover new content.
New features include collections of themed content based around events, themes and moments in time and an improved, predictive-text based search facility.
The new-look iPlayer ties-in with the BBC’s move to commission more online exclusive and first-run content.
Last year it was announced that iPlayer would be the exclusive access point for a new Radio 1 online TV channel, featuring exclusive video performances by top acts.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall later said the service would become the broadcaster’s fifth channel and last week announced plans to convert BBC Three to an online-only channel.
A spokesperson for YouView said it was “currently working with the BBC to bring the updated version of BBC iPlayer to [the platform] which will be added in due course.”