Anthony Rose, head of Online Media Group, BBC Future Media & Technology, has revealed that a PS3 specific version of the popular iPlayer is in the works.

"We're... working on bringing BBC iPlayer to Sony PS3, but we're not quite there yet as the PS3 uses a slightly older version of Flash which doesn't support some of the features used in our media player, and the very promising Flash 9 update now available on PS3 has some compatibility issues," explained Rose in a BBC blog post.

He added: "Our Flash developers are working on it - stay tuned for updates."

The BBC iPlayer is a streaming TV and Radio service providing users with the ability to catch up with BBC programmes from the past seven days. A version of the player is already available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Wii and iPhone.