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'Fuming' fans miss end of match as iPlayer crashes

'Fuming' fans miss end of match as iPlayer crashes

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England fans were left fuming as BBC iPlayer went down minutes before the end of the Three Lions' crunch game with Sweden. Viewers said the streaming service, funded by the licence fee, cut off with just a few minutes left of the match against Sweden, which England won 2-0.Fans were angry at not able to see the final minutes of the first quarter-final World Cup game England has won since 1990. Image: England's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goal There was further bad news for tennis fans, as iPlayer stopped working when England's Kyle Edmund began his match against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon."Watching the football on the iPlayer app and as it went into extra time the bloody app crashed!! Couldn't believe it," Jas the ...
Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

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The BBC's Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up service.All seven episodes of the marine-themed show are being made available to UK-based owners of select TVs.Until now, the BBC had only released programmes in this format via ultra-high definition (UHD) Blu-ray discs.Netflix and Amazon already stream some of their shows in 4K and HDR.The BBC suggested that owners of compatible screens should enjoy "the spectacular animals, vibrant coral reefs and deep blue oceans" as never before.More vividThe term 4K refers to the fact an image has four times as many pixels as a 1080p HD one, meaning it should appear more detailed and crisp.However, to appreciate this, viewers need to be ...