BBC iPlay ‘could boost UK kids sector’

An ‘iPlay’ digital platform, which would see the BBC and outside partners establish an online platform for kids, could boost investment in the declining UK kids production sector, according to new research. The Communications and Media Research Institute’s ‘Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children’ report examines […]

BBC to launch dedicated kids iPlayer next year

The BBC will launch a dedicated children’s version of the iPlayer next year and has also unveiled further details of its proposed iPlay kids digital service. Speaking in Salford on Friday, director of BBC Children’s Alice Webb said that the new children’s iPlayer service will be a standalone app that provides a “safe environment” for children […]

Kids group welcomes BBC iPlay

The Children Media Foundation has welcomed the BBC’s proposed content and catch-up service for kids, but cautioned it must be launched in addition to the UK pubcaster’s current kids output. BBC director general Tony Hall (pictured) yesterday unveiled plans for an “open BBC for the internet age”. These included the roll out of a new […]

‘Open BBC for the internet age’, pledges DG

BBC director general Tony Hall (pictured) has outlined plans for an “open BBC for the internet age” that will work “much closer with others for the good of the nation”. In a speech this morning about the future vision of the BBC, Hall said that the internet will transform the BBC’s mission to inform in […]

BBC plans standalone children’s iPlayer

Britain’s pubcaster, the BBC, is to launch a standalone children’s version of popular on-demand service BBC iPlayer. The new service, iPlay, will create a “single front-door” for children to access BBC programming and related digital content. This will allow kids to access content “that matures with them, across more platforms, in a safe and trusted […]