The global iPlayer app will be made available on iPhone and iPod Touch from this Thursday (8th December), and will reach millions more viewers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
"The global BBC iPlayer has seen great growth since the pilot first launched in July both in terms of geographical expansion and technological developments", says John Smith, Chief Executive of BBC Worldwid. "Moving to iPhone and iPod Touch allows us to take the service to a significant new potential audience and deliver fantastic programme content from the BBC and the UK's creative industry."
BBC iPlayer (Global) lets users watch a selection of the best classic and contemporary British shows on demand, including Doctor Who, Top Gear and Gavin & Stacey. A subscription costs $8.99/month or $84.99/year.