BBC Worldwide is bringing an end to its Global iPlayer trial. Instead it will enhance the international version of the BBC website by placing a greater emphasis on video content.
The Global BBC iPlayer has secured the rights to its first ever sporting event – The Boat Race.
MIPTV 2012 – CANNES. Jana Bennett, president worldwide networks and Global BBC iPlayer, today confirmed the network’s commitment to stage two global television events.
Subscriber numbers to the BBC iPlayer in Australia are now larger than those of the second and third countries combined.
IBC 2011 – AMSTERDAM. BBC Worldwide chief executive John Smith has said the prospect of the new Global iPlayer eating the BBC’s own lunch is a danger that has been present for a very long time and requires careful management.
BBC Worldwide has launched its new global iPad app into 11 markets. From today users in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland will be able to view BBC content for €6.99 (£6.14) per month or €49.99 (£44) for an annual subscription.