The service, which is available exclusively to HyppTV subscribers, will let viewers watch selected shows from BBC Worldwide’s global brands BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, as well as BBC World News.
The BBC’s 4K (Ultra HD) service is likely to launch on the broadcaster’s iPlayer service rather than any broadcast platform according to head of technology, Andy King.
Obviously it’s nice to be able to watch purchases while out and about, but many of us still like to watch on a larger screen and not being able to so using the iPlayer app already installed on our TVs is a serious disincentive to buying from the store.
Already available online and on connected TV platforms such as Now TV and YouView, Live Restart lets viewers watch shows that have already begun from the beginning of the episode.
The film has been written by Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell and Alan Connor, the team behind A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and stars Luke Treadaway, Will Merrick, Kevin Bishop, Nichola Burley and James Bailey.