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BBC iPlayer going worldwide

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Aug 2010 12:35 User comments (1)

BBC iPlayer going worldwide The BBC launched the iPlayer to much fanfare in 2007, and the service has been largely successful on the PC, smartphones and even game consoles.
However, the iPlayer was only available in the UK. That may be changing soon, says BBC Director-General Mark Thompson.

Speaking during the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Thompson says an international rollout is planned within the year.

Different than the UK version, the international variant will be "a commercial venture," although it is unclear whether the service will cost money to the end-user or be supported by ads.

There is always the chance that the business model will be something we have not yet seen for a streaming video service.

We will keep you updated.

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12.9.2010 19:16

About time, ABC Australia has been quite a success, many of us don't have the opportunity to watch BBC progs unless they are Austar oldies. Be a nice touch.

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