BBC Web TV iPlayer Beta Launches; Some Testers Grumble

The BBC today launched its iPlayer web catch-up TV application for public beta test applicants. (Video demo.) The service lets U.K. users download TV programs up to seven days following their transmission date before they then expire after a 30-day window. An undisclosed set number of beta testers will be involved, with that number growing toward a November full release. Further features to be added include “series stacking