BBC iPlayer sign in required from 2017
All users of BBC iPlayer will be required to log in with a password, in order to watch and listen to BBC programmes online, from early next year.
The BBC will require viewers to give their postcode as part of the log-in process.
The information harvested potentially allows the BBC to identify anyone using the iPlayer without a licence, by cross-referencing names with the TV Licensing database. Currently the BBC does not use data shared with TV Licensing for enforcement.