BT and the BBC will jointly launch iPlayer over the next five months in a phased programme, starting in early December. The telecoms giant hopes that all BT Vision customers will be able to access the service by April 2011.
This will be the full version of iPlayer, offering all of the TV and radio shows available online through a "simple and intuitive BBC iPlayer-branded application".
Daniel Danker, the recently-appointed BBC general manager of programmes and on-demand, said: "October was a record month for BBC iPlayer with a total of 139 million programme requests on computers, TVs and mobiles.
"Over 20 million of those requests were delivered to TVs. Licence fee payers love the option of enjoying BBC iPlayer's high-quality experience and vast choice of programmes on the living room TV, and we're delighted to be able to bring the service to BT Vision."
BT Vision chief executive Marc Watson added: "We are really excited to be partnering with the BBC to bring the BBC iPlayer service to BT Vision customers.
"The launch of BBC iPlayer on BT Vision adds to the vast range of quality entertainment already available to our customers."
BBC iPlayer will be delivered automatically to BT Vision customers via a service upgrade, replacing the existing BBC content in the platform's 'TV Replay' package.
BT Vision's 'BBC Hits' package of classic BBC programmes, made available via a commercial partnership with BBC Worldwide, will remain unaffected by the launch.
Yesterday, BT announced agreements with two movie distributors that will enable BT Vision customers to watch 3D movies on-demand.