BBC iPlayer launch date set

The BBC’s much-delayed on-demand broadband service is to launch on 27 July, the Corporation announced this morning. The iPlayer software, which is currently being beta-tested by 15,000 people, will be available for download from the BBC site, and will allow UK-based viewers to download a programme. Once downloadeed, they will be available to watch for up [...]

Yahoo! Europe news director to step down

Yahoo! Europe’s Director of News, Sport and Information Lloyd Shepherd is leaving the post at the end of this month to go freelance. Shepherd revealed his decision on his blog, Dadblog, explaining that the move was for personal reasons. “I hope to do some freelancing (including at Y!), some consultancy and am even planning to launch a [...]