The BBC has revealed that the new version of its iPlayer streaming service will be released on PS3 this year.

BBC web developer Simon Cross told TechRadar that iPlayer 3 for PS3 was on the "roadmap" for 2010 (thanks, VG247).

iPlayer 3, currently in beta for browsers, introduces a For You section which recommends shows you may be interested in, and "more social network functionality".

Cross confirmed that the BBC continues to be interested in bringing iPlayer - which is also available for Wii - to Xbox 360, but said there was still no word on this happening.

"It's great what has been done with Facebook on Xbox Live, so I hope something similar can be done with the iPlayer," he said.

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