iPhone gains global BBC iPlayer app

The iOS faithful that own the Apple iPad may know that the global BBC iPlayer app has been available to iPad owners for quite some time; however the application thus far hasn’t been available to the iPhone and iPod Touch, but that is soon to change as the global BBC iPlayer is heading for those devices soon.

According to the guys over at The Next Web, the BBC has announced that their global iPlayer application will become available to the iPhone and iPod Touch as of Thursday the 8th of December in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, and Canada.

The global BBC iPlayer differs slightly from the UK version and gives Europeans access to extensive archives if popular contemporary and classic Brit TV programs whiles the UK version of iPlayer leans more towards catch-up TV that has 30-day window.

Independent programme distributor DRG is to supply numerous Brit TV shows that will debut on the global BBC iPlayer sometime early next year and will run alongside shows from the BBC catalogue.

Furthermore in January the global BBC iPlayer genre offering will be expanded with a couple of new categories, ‘Arts and Culture’ and a ‘Music’ category with the ‘Arts and Culture’ category offering such shows as Omnibus and Timewatch.

So there you have it, the global BBC iPlayer app will finally be come to play on the iPhone and iPod Touch, will you be grabbing the app come the 8th of this month?

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