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BBC launches a global version of the iPlayer

An iPad app will allow people to view recent and archived BBC content. The iPlayer will be piloted in western Europe before going global.

The iPlayer is currently only available to users inside the UK
The iPlayer is currently only available to users inside the UK
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IPAD OWNERS IN western Europe will be the first to avail of the global roll out of the BBC’s iPlayer.

A mix of recent and archived content will be available to those who download an app and pay a monthly subscription fee which has yet to be decided, but is expected to be less than €7 a month.

The global iPlayer will be different from the version currently available on the BBC website, which is only available to viewers in the UK and offers a “catch-up” service, reports The Guardian. It will allow access to older shows like Fawlty Towers as well as more current episodes of the likes of Doctor Who and Top Gear.

Music programmes, documentaries and comedies will all be available. It’s expected that the iPlayer will slowly be made available globally, with the roll out in western Europe viewed as a pilot project.

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