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BBC iPlayer on Apple iPad goes Europe

Jul 28 2011, 6:20am CDT | by , in News | Apple

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BBC iPlayer on Apple iPad goes Europe

BBC Worldwide Brings Best of British TV to European Fans with the BBC iPlayer App for iPad.

Audiences across Europe the first-ever opportunity to delve into a digital mix of classic and contemporary British TV programming with the launch of the new global BBC iPlayer app, available exclusively on iPad. The BBC iPlayer subscription service, launching first in Western Europe, will deliver select BBC programming to viewers in 11 markets. For €6.99 a month (or €49.99 for an annual subscription), the app will initially be available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. 

Subscribers of the BBC iPlayer on the iPad will be able to access a selection of English language programs across eight genres: News Specials & Documentaries; Entertainment; Drama; Comedy; Science & Nature; Family & Kids; Music & Culture and Lifestyle.

The app brings together classic comedies such as Fawlty Towers and Only Fools & Horses, drama series Sherlock, Luther and Pride and Prejudice, recent episodes of the UK’s famous soap EastEnders, global motoring phenomenon Top Gear, the Doctor Who archive and the children’s show Charlie & Lola. Hours of new programming will be added to the service every week, along with imaginatively themed collections curated from the BBC’s extensive archive, including David Attenborough and the story of the Royal Family. 

The global BBC iPlayer App is now available to download for free from the App Store in the launch markets on iPad. More details here.

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