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BBC iPlayer and ITV Player coming to Sky Anytime+

Auntie Beeb's video on demand service is finally coming to Sky

Doctor Who fans rejoice, Sky has finally announced that the BBC iPlayer and ITV Player will be arriving on its video on demand service, Sky Anytime+.

The iPlayer and ITV Player have been conspicuous by their absence from the satellite broadcaster’s VoD platform. Late last year, though, the BBC Trust announced that it was relaxing the rules on BBC programming appearing on video on demand services other than the iPlayer – allowing other broadcasters to feature BBC VoD programming without the iPlayer’s pink and black branding.

Stuff.tv has been told by Sky that iPlayer on Anytime+ will be “a BBC iPlayer branded experience – which the BBC will editorially control – which will sit within the Anytime+ service and menus.”

Now that the iPlayer’s finally making its way to Sky Anytime+, Sky subscribers will be able to watch BBC shows such as Top Gear and Earthflight alongside Sky’s own offerings. Hooray!

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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