BBC iPlayer can show programmes for a year instead of 30 days

The BBC will be allowed to keep programmes on its iPlayer service for up to a year after they are first broadcast, rather than the current 30 days, in an attempt to help the corporation compete with Netflix.

The media regulator Ofcom provisionally approved the change, saying it would “increase choice and availability of public-service broadcast content, and help ensure the BBC remains relevant in the face of changing viewing habits”.

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