BBC iPlayer Now Sends You To Rivals To Watch Shows

On demand catch up service BBC iPlayer has had a new feature added to it which involves it linking to other rival TV channels. The BBC’s service will now list programs from other stations and take you to them.

Cnet has reported that the inclusion of this feature is to help people find shows from other channels and online services, as part of the BBC’s public service remit. To check out other shows on the iPlayer then click on the “other” button and you will get a selection of popular programmes from other channels. Clicking on the link will take you to the website of the TV station and have the episode ready to watch.

Tech Watch has listed the sites which will have programs featured on the iPlayer and they include ITV, Channel 4, S4C, Five, SeeSaw.com and MSN Video Player. The move will also provide as a huge covenience to users as they can find all of their favourite shows in one place. It has become apparent that the other websites do not provide video quality as high as the BBC.

We reported to you recently that the BBC iPlayer app had become available for the iPad and was live on the Android Market. Also it was revealed that the iPlayer had a record number of requests in December 2010. Leave us your thoughts on the inclusion of the new feature. Will it make watching shows easier for you or is it just a waste of time?