Programmes - Availability
On BBC iPlayer you’ll find a selection of programmes from most BBC TV channels and radio stations.
To make a programme available on BBC iPlayer, we need to get the necessary rights. The rights to make a programme available for streaming are different from those for downloading. We aim to acquire both, but sometimes we can only get the rights for streaming. So not all programmes are available for download.
You will find further information on our FAQs below:
- How long are programmes available on BBC iPlayer?
- Why are some programmes still only available for seven days?
- When do programmes become available on BBC iPlayer?
- Why aren’t some programmes available on BBC iPlayer?
- Are any news programmes available for longer than the usual 30 days?
- Availability of programmes from BBC Four Collections
- What happens when a programme is about to expire?