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BBC iPlayer to go global on iPads

Published 14/06/2011 | 12:25

The iPad app will be launched in Europe on a trial basis first, with the global roll out expected later in the year. Photo: Getty Images
The iPad app will be launched in Europe on a trial basis first, with the global roll out expected later in the year. Photo: Getty Images

The BBC’s top programmes will be available online globally soon. Up until now only British residents could use the hugely popular facility.

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The iPlayer showcases all its top BBC1 and BBC2 programmes on demand.

The Beeb has yet to decide on a subscription rate, but it is expected to be in the region of €7 per month to view the content on iPads.

It will be launched in Europe on a trial basis first, with the global roll out expected later in the year.

The Corporation also hopes to make it available on devices other than the iPad at a later date.

The BBC iPlayer was first launched in December 2007.

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