BBCIt has been a tumultuous twelve months at the BBC, with scandal after scandal finally leading to a new Director General in the form of Lord Tony Hall who took over at the helm in April, replacing George Entwistle who had held fort for just fifty days. And at a gathering at New Broadcasting House in Central London this morning, Lord Hall laid out his visions for the future of the BBC, and as part of this he revealed some significant upcoming developments for iPlayer in 2014. ‘BBC Store’ will be a commercial, online service, letting UK users buy TV shows to keep forever. So we’re talking permanent downloads here. Hall didn’t reveal how much this will cost, whether it will be per-download or a monthly subscription, but details will be revealed on this in due course. “We’re moving from being catch-up TV, to online TV,” said Hall. “Next year, we’re going to reinvent iPlayer.”

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