BBC Releases European Version of iPlayer iPad App
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The Telegraph reports that the BBC has today released a European version of its popular iPlayer iPad app, which has previously only been available to UK residents. From today, the app is available as a free download in 11 European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Portugal), which will get you access to taster clips and episodes. Paying the subscription fee of €49.99 per year, or €6.99 per month will get you unlimited access to all content, even when you’re offline. Unfortunately America and Canada will have to wait until the end of the year until the player is released there. Jana Bennett, BBC Worldwide’s president of Worldwide Networks and Global iPlayer told The Telegraph that what it is calling the “Global iPlayer” (even though it’s currently only available in Europe), is very different to the UK version of the app. Unlike the UK app, you will not be able to use it to watch live TV on your iPad, or access the catch up service, nor will you be able to listen to BBC radio stations via the player. According to Bennet, the “Global” version of the BBC iPlayer will offer just “the best of the BBC’s content.” That’s not to be sneezed at though, as there’s some good classic stuff on there such as Fawlty Towers, Absolutely Fabulous, Doctor Who, Extras and Blue Planet, to name but a few!
Source: BBC launches global iPlayer app - Telegraph