BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer, commonly shortened to iPlayer, is an internet television and radio service and software application, developed by the BBC to extend its former RealPlayer-based and other streamed video clip content to include whole TV shows. BBC Redux was developed as a proof of concept for a cross-platform, Flash video-based streaming system. BBC iPlayer left beta and went live on 25 December 2007.

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