Re: the BBC worries about these things
No idea whether it changed but the strangest part of the iPlayer account when all my devices eventually said I needed an account to view, was it wanted to create a BBC store account, not an iPlayer account.
Sorry, there is no reason my viewing habits need to be connected to the shop I never use so never signed up.
I think it was around this time I saw c4 presenting at one of the early Aws events in London.
They were talking about how Aws had helped reduce the cost and time of their c4 player data harvesting.
Back then they were talking 10 million items of data per day to analyse and that was before c4 wanted login accounts.
I'm sure the BBC will have been doing similar analysis so they have definitely enjoyed making hay while the sun shines.
Now maybe they feel public opinion is turning against the daily ransacking of data and want to get ahead of things.
Alternatively the R&D guys are just continuing to do interesting things, but it doesn't mean the organisation will care enough to implement it