The BBC has debuted TV shows on iPlayer before bringing them to its terrestrial channels before, but now it's getting into binge viewing with a major new series. From today, all six episodes of a new supernatural drama called 'The Living and the Dead' are available to watch on iPlayer a full two weeks before they come to normal TV.
The show has been created by Ashley Pharaoh and Matthew Graham (the duo behind 'Life on Mars'). It will be the first BBC show to ape the binge viewing model pioneered so successfully by Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One, suggested this would be the first of many shows to use the model.
"Part of my mission at the BBC is to grow iPlayer into the future, and I will be exploring more premieres like this," she said at a press conference. "But it's fantastic to be doing this with 'The Living and the Dead'."
If you want to watch 'The Living and the Dead' the old-fashioned way, it'll air weekly on BBC One at 9pm from June 28th.