Good news for those who have been awaiting the launch of the BBCâ€™s iPlayer iOS app, as it has just launched in Canada today, and will hopefully also launch in the US before too long as well. According to the BBC, Canada is the 16[SUP]th[/SUP] territory to receive the iPlayer in the App Store, as well as the likes of the Australia, Germany and Italy. The global BBC iPlayer App is a unique Video on Demand pilot subscription service for iPad that offers the opportunity to view an extensive archive of award-winning classic and contemporary British TV programming both at home and on the move, including Fawlty Towers, Absolutely Fabulous, Doctor Who and Blue Planet.
Subscribers will also have access to the BBCâ€™s extensive music archive, including live shows by Oasis, Blue and Dire Straits. Other features will include special themed collections, such as Daleks Forever, which is all about Doctor Whoâ€™s Daleks, as you might have guessed.
The player is free to download, but anyone outside of the UK (where the service is free) will have to pay a subscription fee of â‚¬6.99 in Europe, $8.99 in Canada and $9.49 in Australia. Annual subscriptions are also available.
Click here to download: BBC iPlayer for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Source: BBC Worldwide via Engadget
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