Starting today, BBC Worldwide is making their British TV programming available with the launch of the new global BBC iPlayer iPad app
. The app allows subscribers to stream and to download shows for offline viewing for when they can’t access Wi-Fi connectivity. The interface enables users to build a personal library of shows.
The new video on demand subscription service, launching first in Western Europe, will deliver the programming to viewers in 11 markets. For €6.99 a month (or €49.99 for an annual subscription), the app will initially be available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
The global BBC iPlayer App is now available to download for free from the App Store in the launch markets on iPad.
Subscribers will be able to access a large selection of English language programmes across eight genres: News Specials & Documentaries; Entertainment; Drama; Comedy; Science & Nature; Family & Kids; Music & Culture and Lifestyle. The app brings together classic comedies such as Fawlty Towers and Only Fools & Horses, drama series Sherlock, Luther and much loved Pride and Prejudice, recent episodes of the UK’s famous soap EastEnders, global motoring phenomenon Top Gear, the Doctor Who archive and the adorable children’s show Charlie & Lola. Hours of new programming will be added to the service every week, along with imaginatively themed collections curated from the BBC’s extensive archive, including David Attenborough and the story of the Royal Family.