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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