BBC admits iPlayer has lost streaming fight with Netflix

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The BBC has admitted iPlayer has lost the battle with Netflix for streaming audiences, warning it risks irrelevancy unless it is allowed to make changes that will let it show more programmes for up to a year.

The corporation helped create modern catch-up streaming services when it launched iPlayer in 2007, with the Netflix chief executive, Reed Hastings, once saying the BBC’s pioneering work “really blazed the trail” for his company’s success in the UK.

Source: BBC admits iPlayer has lost streaming fight with Netflix