New TV service by BBC to challenge Netflix, Amazon reports that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday announced plans to take on Netflix and Amazon and make its iPlayer the top online TV service in Britain by 2020.

“We need to reinvent iPlayer,” Director-General Tony Hall said in a New Year message to BBC staff.

The online service is already popular among viewers catching up on previously broadcast shows, but now has ambitions to compete with giants such as Netflix and Amazon over fresh content.

“Our goal, even in the face of rapid growth by our competitors, is for iPlayer to be the number-one online TV service in the UK,” he said.


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