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07/10/2013 10:18 BST | Updated 07/12/2013 05:12 GMT

BBC To Launch 'Personalised iPlayer'?

The BBC looks set to announce a major relaunch of its ubiquitous iPlayer which will let users personalise their viewing and listening experience.

BBC News reported as "understood" that director general Tony Hall will make the announcement on Thursday in a speech titled 'Where Next?'.

The new, personalised service will let users mix and match content from across the BBC in one place, and gradually teach the service what they want to hear and watch.

Eventually the app will suggest programmes depending on how much time they have and what they have previously enjoyed.

It is thought the new version of iPlayer will also see radio services directly integrated into the video portion of the player.

Radio 1 will gain a dedicated channel in the current 'TV' section of the tool, which will offer streams of exclusive performances, sessions, coverage of music festivals and extended interviews with artists.

BBC News said that a launch is planned for 2014, and added that an international version will be made available too.