BBC's instant streaming service iPlayer will soon become available on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform also, a spokesperson for the broadcaster said.
Cyrus Saihan, head of Business Development at BBC Future Media, said that the BBC iPlayer would be made available on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 platforms in the next few months.
BBC along with other territorial broadcasters have come together to hire Lord Alan Sugar for saving the ailing YouView. It is a venture that looks into the business of Internet connected set-top box.
Till now, the company has already cost BBC £6 million because of persistent delays in the business and its execution.
That is the reason why Lord Sugar has been offered the post of Executive Chairman and has replaced Kip Meek, a senior broadcast figure. Kip departed after staying in the firm for a period of eight months alone.
BBC Worldwide has bought the remaining part of Lonely Planet from its founders. BBC has now taken the full control of the company. BBC had paid £42.1m to the Tony and Maureen Wheeler who is the owner of Lonely Planet. It has been informed by BBC's commercial arm on Friday.
Lonely Planet is the leading travel guide company and BBC had bought the 75% of stake in the year 2007.
BBC-backed video-on-demand platform YouView will probably hit services like that of BskyB after its launch, a fresh report from Evolution Securities claims.
According to Media analyst Steve Malcolm, digital switchover will bring the subscription-free broadband video-on-demand platform YouView to around 22 per cent of households in the UK, which could hit Sky subscriptions very hard.
Currently, pay-TV market in the UK is dominated by BSkyB, with more than 10 million subscribers.
The BBC’s on-demand video catch-up service iPlayer recorded a strong growth in the month of November with annual growth of more than 32 per cent and Matt Smith's first full episode as the latest Doctor Who has become the most watched programme on the service.
The Eleventh Hour was streamed by users on the service more than 2.2 million times since its broadcast n April this year. The first episode of Top Gear was streamed 1.6m times, while the first episode of Sherlock was streamed 1.4m times.
The success of the BBC iPlayer on Virgin Media's cable service as well as on games consoles PS3 and Wii have already proved that consumers are eager to access catch-up TV on their traditional TV sets.
Seeing the popularity of the iPlayer, internet service provider BT has also teamed the BBC to bring the iPlayer to BT Vision subscribers. The partnership to make the iPlayer accessible via the BT Vision IPTV service has been described as a `major advance'.
Internet service provider BT has announced his partnership with the BBC to bring the iPlayer to BT Vision subscribers.
The telecoms giant will start rolling out the BBC iPlayer from December. All of the BT Vision subscribers will eventually receive the BBC’s video-on-demand service by April next year.
Subscribers will be able to access the service through the BT Vision programme menu once the work has been completed. The upcoming service has been announced in a joint statement from the two organizations.
YouView, the BBC-led IPTV joint venture that aims at providing subscription-free video-on-demand online service, has move further towards its launch by inviting expressions of interest from providers interested in making their content available on the platform.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has already approved the joint-venture, which wants to upgrade the Freeview and Freesat platforms to support video-on-demand services.
John Smith, the chief executive of the BBC Worldwide, recently announced that iPlayer would be rolled out globally sometime next year.
People in the UK have to pay TV licensing fees every year to access the iPlayer content, but iPlayer in the international markets will try to generate money through advertisements. Howeevr, it is also examining a subscription based model.
There are many reasons for the BBC’s decision to roll out iPlayer in the international market.
Brits who own a BlackBerry Storm 2, a Bold 9700 or a Torch 9800 can now catch up on their favourite TV & radio programs on BBC iPlayer while on the move, thanks to new iPlayer app for RIM’s smartphones.
The newly launched app brings BlackBerry owners in Britain to watch and listen to live BBC TV & radio programs broadcast over the last seven days.
It may be noted here that the BBC iPlayer is already available on the Apple iPhone, the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Mac and Linux operating system.
BlackBerry owners in Britain will now be able to enjoy the very popular iPlayer on their devices as the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) has finally released the iPlayer App for the RIM's handsets.
The free app will work with the BlackBerry Storm 2, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Torch 9800 handsets. However, it has been launched for users in Britain only.
The BlackBerry users can download the app for free, from the Blackberry App World for catching up on Eastenders as well as for listening to radio programs from the past seven days.
Brits loving high-definition lifestyle have got one more reason to smile as the BBC is all set to launch its highly-anticipated BBC One HD channel.
The BBC One HD channel will be aired alongside the BBC HD. The first program to be aired on the simulcast channel will be The One Show.
The high-definition channel will be made available on Freesat channel 109, Freeview channel 54, Virgin media channel 187 and Sky channel 169. The new channel will make the most of the high-definition BBC One programs.
BBC would have to accept the cuts, which would be levied on it, in the time to come. The statement has been made by none other than the Chief Executive of WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell. Sir Sorrell stated that it would be right for BBC to accept the cuts and that he had did not have any issues, with BBC running advertisements.
Sorrell further pointed out that the owner of Channel 5, Richard Desmond should understand that broadcasters would have to pay suppliers honestly and that they should behave in a fair manner with their clients.
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