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My-Player: BBC unveils features for more personalised iPlayer

Dan Taylor-Watt

Dan Taylor-Watt

Trailblazing catch-up service BBC iPlayer has launched some significant new features and functionality.

Among the additions, which will begin to be rolled out from today, the BBC has also added a personalised My Programmes option.

Through My Programmes, users that sign in on the website and/or app and find the shows they’ve favourited, programmes they’ve started watching but not finished, and the next episodes of that series.

The BBC says there are extra plans to make My Programmes somewhere users will also find tailored recommendations.

Other new features include the opportunity for Live Restart on Connected TVs, as well as a cross-device pause and resume functionality.

“This raft of new features promises to give users even greater control over their iPlayer experience,” says Dan Taylor-Watt, Head of BBC iPlayer, “ensuring they’re never late for a BBC TV broadcast again and providing easy access to the programmes they’re enjoying on BBC iPlayer whether at home or on the move”.

Further exploring the drive towards personalisation, Christophe Rufin (Orange) will be presenting a keynote at this year’s OTTtv World Summit (9th – 12th November 2015 Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London), ‘Social TV 2.0: Integrating social networks into TV’. 

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