A Techradar interview with the BBC's Simon Cross has revealed that the player is on the "roadmap for this year". The upgrade brings new social functionality to the iPlayer, such as a "For You" section which generates programming based on other things you have watched. There are also new social interaction functions (hey, the world's gone web 2.0 mad), which is causing a couple of headaches for the BBC folks.
We dont know whether to integrate it with the PSN signing in process or do something new, Simon said.
There are already plenty of hot rumours that the ITV Player will make the jump to British PlayStation 3s too. Throw in 4OD and the Channel 5 catch-up service (we need our Neighbours, innit) and we'll be perfectly happy thank you very much.