BBC iPlayer Subscription Goes International This Year

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BBC Director General Mark Thompson confirmed on Wednesday that the broadcaster’s iPlayer service will finally make the move beyond U.K. borders sometime in 2011, and will come with a monthly subscription fee below US$10.

iPlayerBBC’s iPlayer goes International this year

Mr. Thompson made the announcement during the Financial Times’ Digital Media & Broadcasting Conference on Wednesday, according to TNW. The service that gives viewers access to BBC TV and radio content online will cost subsctibers “A few dollars a month – less than $10,” he said.

There aren’t many details available about iPlayer support outside of the U.K. yet, but early reports hint that the service will initially be available only to iPad owners.

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Comments

ilikeimac

Excellent news! BTW, there’s a pretty decent sci-fi miniseries (I guess it could become a multi-season show) on BBC1 right now called “Outcasts.” Episode 7 (of 8) airs on Sunday.

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