BBC Studios and unifi TV today announced the expansion of the BBC Player service, enabling all unifi and pre-unifi (Streamyx) customers to enjoy the best of British documentaries, dramas, comedies, lifestyle and preschool programmes via streaming and downloading of the content to their devices.
Previously available only to subscribers of unifi TV’s Ultimate pack, BBC Player will now be available to more than two million unifi subscribers for FREE for 30 days.
At the press event announcing the expansion of the BBC Player service, BBC Studios also announced the launch of “Got Science?” – an entertaining science magazine show hosted by Malaysian funnyman, Harith Iskander.
In this BBC Earth original commission, Iskander explores and explains the science in everyday life using reason, logic, and rationale, and science. Some of the themes explored in the series are food, health and fitness, sport, anatomy and technology.
Fast-paced and packed with information, Harith threads these stories together in his inimitable light, almost tongue-in-cheek manner through his running commentary and funny one-liners. Popular myths like durians and alcohol will kill you, and MSG is bad for you are just some topics covered in the new series.
Got Science? is set to premiere on BBC Earth on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 8.05pm, and will be available on BBC Player at the same time. Other award-winning and premium shows that are available on BBC Player include:
Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure – which follows Irish food writer, photographer and television presenter Donal Skehan as he discovers the flavours and secrets of Asian baking, with stops in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia.
Patrick Melrose – The Emmy-award nominated drama, based on the semi- autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is the study of a wealthy, damaged man. The five-part drama follows him from his dreadful childhood, and his adult struggles with substance abuse and later quest for recovery.
MasterChef UK (series 14) – The world’s most successful food format, MasterChef sets out to find the UK’s best amateur cook. A cook whose talent and passion could transform their life, only one will be crowned the nation’s MasterChef.
Blue Planet II – seven-part award-winning landmark series from the multi-award winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit, was the UK’s most-viewed television show of 2017 and continues to make waves. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series involved 1406 days filming including four years underwater, was filmed in depths as far as 8km deep, and spawned 15 new scientific papers on new behaviour captured, and had a confirmed over 25 filming firsts across the series.