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Confirmed: BBC iPlayer Coming to Canada Later This Year

by on July 27th, 2011

BBC Worldwide’s awesome iPlayer app launched its global version today in 11 Western European countries, and confirmed the service will be coming to Canada, the US, and Australia later this year.

At launch, 60% of the global iPlayer content has been produced and commissioned by the BBC, while 30% has been commissioned by the BBC but produced by independents. The other 10% is entirely non-BBC content

The service will offer some free ad-supported content, but their main model is based on subscriptions coming in at €6.99 a month or €49.99 a year. The global version of iPlayer will work over 3G and support downloading of shows for offline viewing via overriding the iPad’s ability to sleep, a move they said Apple has no issue with.

If you’ve been waiting for iPlayer to hit Canada, stayed tuned as this is exciting news. One would think AirPlay would be included to allow users to stream content to their Apple TVs. For fans of BBC content, you’re going to love this app when it goes live in Canada.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BVMHZMZDDCUFGAZCYD6LIO5TOQ rizulli

    I’ll definitely give it a go.  The BBC makes some awesome shows.

  • Aloombox

    Nothing like the BBC!  They know how to really make interesting television.  Have always been my number one and I can’t wait for the iPlayer.

  • Zoe

    Any update on this?  

  • Ray Parker

    U can wacth iPlayer in Canada and the States now if you have a VPN running, Ive been using AngloVPN as it works with TVCatchup aswell. http://www.anglovpn.com