BBC iPlayer Introduces Live Restart Grom TV Guide
With the push of a single button, viewers with compatible connected set-top-boxes can now watch programmes from the beginning directly from their electronic programme guide (EPG), without having to wait for them to be made available on demand afterwards.
Live restart was pioneered by BBC iPlayer, and has been available for web and mobile browsers and for viewers watching on connected TVs for some time. Already more than half of people watching BBC iPlayer live on TVs use live restart, and almost one in five BBC iPlayer viewers across all platforms use it.
Starting with Freesat, it’s now being made part of an EPG for the first time, bringing the feature to even more people. The BBC hopes to roll this out to other connected TV platforms in the future.