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BBC iPlayer rolls out new look on TV

BBC iPlayer rolls out new look on TV
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The BBC begins to roll out "significant" changes to the appearance of iPlayer on TV.

The BBC has today begun to roll out a "significant change" to the look of iPlayer via TV.

The main change sees the navigation move from across the top of the screen to along the side, allowing more room to showcase available content.

The upgrades are part of an overall strategy to make the BBC's digital services, including iPlayer and Sounds, more accessible, user-friendly and intuitive across all platforms and devices.

Neil Hall, head of product for iPlayer, said: "It's important to us that any changes we make to iPlayer work for everyone, so our new menu has been usability tested with adults, children, and people with accessibility needs to ensure people can continue to find and explore our many programme genres and channels with ease."

He added: "This is the first of a number of iterative updates from us as we strive to create a better user experience for audiences on web, mobile and TV across BBC iPlayer, and we'll have plenty more to come in the months ahead."

The new changes will roll out for users in the coming weeks, although viewers who wish to experience the new look sooner can switch to 'beta mode' in their iPlayer settings.

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