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Neil Jones5,137 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I assume the lack of needing a sign in for CBBC and CBeebies is to avoid data protection headaches with kids needing accounts, parental permission to sign up etc?

Actually you can sign in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/bbc-iplayer-register-help posted:
BBC iPlayer is changing and in some places you will need to sign in to watch TV shows.

Signing in is really easy:

If you already have a BBC account (for example to comment on the CBBC website) just keep using that one.
If you don't already have a BBC account, you will need to create a new account.

]If you already have an account that you use for the CBBC website then use that to sign in to the BBC iPlayer app

Mind you its as clear as mud because further down the page is a "full CBBC account" link which appears to contradict the earlier info on the page.
sigma421145 posts since 12 Feb 2013
Granada North West Today
It looks like BBC Online is having another round of cuts for potentially commercially sensitive sites.

News Magazine
Local News index pages


Did they decide against closing some of these in the end? News Magazine and Food are still up and running.

News Magazine seems to have lost its editorial budget though. Magazine Monitor went dark when the announcement was made and it just seems to be random feature articles from the site. Tongue in cheek tone is gone.