Tim Bourne writes: "The BBC has decided to extend the trial for the iMP Player until 28th February 2006, telling trialists that the extra time will enable it to “understand what you want from the service and how you are using it”. A new upgrade of the software is due to be rolled out to the participating trialists in January. ¶ Once this is over, the data from the trial will be processed to form a ‘Public Value Test’. That will then be put to the BBC Governors, who will use this to make a decision on the viability of launching a service. ¶ We've had mixed report from iMP trialists, which we found surprising - we thought everyone would be totally wowed by it, watching it 24 hours a day. ¶ The not-watching-24-hours-a-day could be explained by the frustration felt by a lot of trialist - that the content available is somewhat limited choice, and the content's seven day expiry time. ..." Link: Digital-Lifestyles.info.