Ways to watch the BBC on and offline

BBC logoFollowing hot on the heels of announcing the success of the BBC’s iPlayer, the British broadcaster has announced that its shows are to be made available for download via iTunes. The BBC claims that during the first 7 weeks of operation, around one million shows per week were downloaded via the iPlayer. Now the company could boost those figures into the stratosphere via iTunes, the most popular distributor of licensed multimedia content in the world. The latest move creates yet another medium through which BBC content can be watched and distributed. Here’s a guide to all the available ways that are now possible to watch the BBC online:

UK Only:

BBC iPlayer – Shows are available up to 7 days after the original broadcast

iTunes – Shows will be available one day after they have been released on the iPlayer for a fee

BBC Website – Some BBC programming can be watched on the BBC’s website

USB or PCI Card – Watch Freeview via your PC which includes BBC channels

YouTube – The BBC’s YouTube channel only for UK viewers featuring various content

Outside the UK:

LiveStation – Allows you to watch several news channels including BBC News 24

YouTube – The BBC has its own Worldwide YouTube channel where it releases clips of various shows

Stream TV
– Shows BBC National news on a loop although it can be a delayed transmission

Sopcast – Occasionally streams BBC1 although there is no specific channel number because it depends whether a user is streaming it at any given time. If the BBC is showing live football, it’s often the most likely time you’ll find BBC 1 or 2 on Sopcast.

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