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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BBC chief: International iPlayer launching within a year

The head of the BBC is talking publicly about plans to introduce the UK media giant’s popular online viewer known as iPlayer to international audiences within the next year. If approved by the BBC Trust, this would allow viewers around the world to watch shows like Doctor Who and its spinoffs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures soon after their transmission in the UK.

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