Broadcast 2.0 and BBC's iPlayer

“Broadcast 2.0”: a swanky new term for the convergence of Internet video and social media. BBC is working on integrating this idea into their iPlayer, launched a year ago in December 2007.

Anthony Rose, head of the iPlayer online broadcasting project for the BBC, is working towards a social networking player where your friends are going to choose what you watch. Upcoming iPlayer features include ratings and discussions that will be restricted to networks of friends, rather than the public ( Facebook?). The new version will be rolled out in 2009, but whether these new features will increase its popularity is doubtful.