UK broadcaster apologised as its internet services are taken down by ‘technical issues’ affecting its website, apps and streaming video and radio services.
The BBC is currently suffering an intermittent internet services outage that has taken down its website, the BBC iPlayer and all other digital services provided by the bbc.co.uk domain.
Users started complaining about the iPlayer and website issues at in the early hours of this morning, with web service down detector indicating major issues from around 7am. The website is currently showing 500 error pages, with some parts of it intermittently loading and others completely offline.
The BBC’s radio and television broadcasts are unaffected but many of the broadcaster’s digital services are offline.
The BBC’s press office simply called it a “technical issue”. The cause of the outage is not currently known.
The BBC is in the process of migrating more and more of its traditional services to its website, including BBC3, which will become online only from February.
The last major outage of the BBC’s web services was in 2011 when the broadcaster’s bbc.co.uk domain went offline for an hour due to technical problems.
Later in 2012 the BBC revealed that it had suffered from cyber attacks, which took its Farsi language service in London and its telephone and email services offline.