The BBC is said to be planning on launching an international iPlayer service, one that will allow global users to watch BBC programming and stream BBC radio networks.
On the downside, there is no word on exact pricing yet but the service will be considered “premium,” with content costing as much as $10 USD. The service may also include content from other UK broadcasters such as Channel 4.
Despite being “international,” the BBC expects over 40 percent of global viewers to come from the United States. Archived content would also be available including thousands of documentaries.
The BBC is also working on a mobile service, with streaming episodes costing about $2 USD.
Result for: mobile service
The large European mobile phone carrier O2 has announced a partnership with Napster to “offer the UK’s largest full Track mobile music download
There is however, one hitch. Your handset must have “O2 Active” to access
the Napster Mobile service, and so far it seems only 30 different handsets can
do so. For those who can however, the service will give users access to over
five million tracks and offer “dual delivery of tracks to both
the customer’s mobile phone and PC via email.”
The new partnership will provide individual tracks for 99p or 5 for £4 for a
promotional Period but there was no word on pricing after that period.