US iPad Users Will Be Watching Top Gear On the BBC iPlayer App By End of Year

The Beeb's letting loose an international iPlayer app today for 11 Western European countries, and later this year, they'll dip their toe in the water for a year in the US, Canada and Australia. Anyone for streaming Doctor Who?

While it'll be ad-supported, users will also have to pay 50 Euros/$70 for an annual subscription, or 7 Euros/$10 per month, and will have two bonuses over the British users of the app—streaming-support over 3G connections, instead of just Wi-Fi. The Guardian has reported they'll also be able to download episodes for viewing later, and offline. Just don't get sucked into watching Eastenders, folks—I hear it's addictive. [The Guardian]


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