BBC’s iPlayer service coming to American iPads

A long-teased American version of the BBC’s streaming iPlayer on-demand service will be designed specifically for Apple’s iPad, according to a report from Airlock Alpha. International hits Doctor Who and Torchwood will be among the programs offered. But it will not be free: A subscription model is planned, with some free sections supported by advertising […]

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PBS’ ‘Pioneers of Television’ begins 2011 by scanning sci-fi genre

Arizona Eight PBS, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011, kicks off the year with new episodes of a documentary series that goes behind the scenes of television’s early days — starting with the final frontier. Pioneers of Television premieres Jan. 18 with an episode that explores the early use of the sci-fi genre […]

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