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Panasonic rolls out BBC iPlayer across all 2011 Viera Connect TVs

Panasonic Viera G30

Panasonic has confirmed that BBC iPlayer will be available on all its 2011 Viera TVs equipped with Viera Connect, its cloud-based internet portal.

Previously iPlayer was available on Freesat Viera models and the company's Blu-ray/DVD Freesat recorders.

Now 70% of Panasonic's 2011 TVs get the BBC catch-up service, along with a range of other services including games, social networking, music and video.

Ustrream and SHOUTcast are among the new music and video services provided, joining existing ones such as YouTube, Acetrax and DailyMotion.

Social networking apps added to Viera Connect include Facebook and CineTrailer.TV, sitting alongside Picasa, Skype and Twitter.

And if games are your thing, there's black jack, chess, poker, solitaire and mahjong fruits.

You can get the full breakdown of Panasonic's 2011 product range in our dedicated blog.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.