Interesting to note that this is available on the BBC iPlayer complete tonight. Moreso that it appears to be available 'indefinitely' too, being noted as more than twelve months which for a current series, transmitted on a broadcast channel, is new.
(Non BBC Three series)
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 7 October 2019 4:35pm - 6 times in total
I was aware of that, it might be relevant but I've not seen any derivations for the iPlayer licence asked for for this offering. Ofcom's rules are mysterious but I thought that a derivation would need to be asked for. Anyway it's a welcome move to see.
Its probably an extension of the existing policy for current affairs - Question Time, Panorama and PMQs are already up on the iPlayer for a year after airing for example. Some of the BBC Four Collections (which includes Civilisation) still lists available for over a year.
Mind you there was a time where a series would get stacked and the entire lot would just expire 30 days after the last episode had aired, so you'd be able to catch up with a show there and then if you came in at episode 10. This was sadly changed to mirror the other services.
Louis Theroux's back catalogue with the exception of the Savile episode are also up for 5 months.
Agreed, but that's archive material, not a brand new series. Archive has since introduction on the player. been offered with extended availability. These
selective programme extensions are (with the BBC Three override) a new feature from early this year.
The BBC's full iPlayer expansion proposals have been put out to consultation. At least 12 months of content in most genres will be offered if approved. Further enhancements to include more box sets and significantly greater archive content have also been proposed.