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BBC: iPlayer coming to iPhone, iPod touch

Friday, February 22, 2008  |  0 comments

The BBC has announced that its iPlayer service will soon be available on the iPhone and iPod touch.

BBC shows have been streamed or downloaded more than 17m times via its iPlayer broadband TV service since Christmas Day, according to figures from the corporation.

Between Christmas Day and Tuesday last week, BBC TV shows have been streamed or downloaded more than 17m times via the iPlayer, the seven-day broadband TV catch-up service.

The iPlayer is now averaging around 1.3 million unique users a week, with as many as 500,000 streams or downloads per day.

The Guardian reports that the BBC says iPhone and iPod touch owners would be able to access iPlayer content “within the next few weeks,” which will the first time the service has been available beyond PC and Mac computers.

It is unknown whether access will handled via a web application, or if viewing will be made possible through an installable application, which would be available following the release of the iPhone/iPod touch SDK.



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