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BBC iPlayer (Global) now available in Canada

The BBC has now made its global BBC iPlayer app available in Canada following successful launches in eleven other countries earlier in the year. There is still no sign of the app hitting the U.S. App Store but it can’t be too far away now.

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BBC iPlayer Global iPad app launches in 11 countries, US still has to wait until later in the year

The BBC iPlayer (Global) iPad app is now available outside of the UK for the first time with the launch in eleven countries. The iPad app is now available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Still no love for the United States, Canada or Australia; but the BBC does say that it will be available there too, later this year.

The iPlayer app will offer a limited amount of ad supported content for free but the majority or programs will be offered via a subscription model. The monthly cost would be €6.99 ($10) or a yearly fee of €49.99 ($72).

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BBC developing its own app to enable reporters to broadcast live with their iPhones and iPads

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is deploying iPhones and iPads to its field reporters and also developing its own app to allow them to use them within its own reporting system. The app will enable reporters to not only upload audio and stills but also broadcast live using only a 3G signal if needed.

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iPaditis - Saturday fun video

iPaditis is either a new plague about to be unleashed on humanity... or a way for the BBC to poke a little fun at those of us who enjoy our iPads. Check out the video below and let me know what you think!

(And yes, BBC really did a video about iPads that's not iPad compatible. Check out our how to watch Flash video tip for work-arounds.)

[BBC, thanks Kerri!]

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BBC iPlayer app to go international, for less than $10 a month

The BBC iPlayer iPad app is set to launch on the international stage later this year and as we already knew, would command a monthly subscription fee. The fee according to Director General Mark Thompson will be a small number of dollars a month, definitely fewer than 10. The international app will give subscribers access to the BBC archive of television programs.

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No BBC event for iPad 2 -- It's an Apple press event in UK

Following up the story of the BBC holding an event at the same time as the iPad 2 launch, The BBC contacted TiPb and told us that they do not have an event planned for March 2. However, they did confirm that Apple has booked a studio within the BBC Television Center for its own press event.

So can expect some interaction between the US and UK at the launch event? Phil Schiller and Stephen Fry on iPad FaceTime perhaps?

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BBC holding an event at the same time as the iPad 2 launch, are they linked?

The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) is holding an unspecified press event on Wednesday March 2nd at 6pm GMT, which coincides exactly to the Apple iPad 2 launch event.

Now this could be pure coincidence, but throw into the mix that the BBC event will be hosted by none other than self confessed Apple fan Stephen Fry and this sets alarm bells ringing. Mr Fry was one of the first people to get their hands on the original iPad last year so it all starts to make sense, well a little anyway!

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BBC iPlayer app for iPad to arrive this Thursday, all set for the iPad 2 high-res screen?

The long overdue BBC iPlayer app will be released on Thursday according to a BBC engineer. Geoff Marshall, an Interactive Operations engineer for the BBC, responsible for the iPlayer services, broke the news via his twitter stream. He also went on to say, “It will take advantage of the higher-res screen that iPad2 has got.” “HD content will look good.” Now we don’t know if this is inside knowledge or just a guess but it is interesting all the same.

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BBC iPlayer app finally getting close to release

The BBC iPlayer mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is finally close to being released according to a report by Paid Content. The app was announced twelve months ago but needed the approval of the BBC Trust which was granted six months ago. The report suggest that the app will be released by the end of next month, coinciding with the departure of Erik Huggers, the BBC’s future media and technology director; who is leaving to join Intel.

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Steve Jobs Pitches the iPad to BBC's Dragons Den [Friday fun video]

What would it have been like if Steve Jobs had pitched the iPad to The Dragons on BBC's Dragons Den?

The sketch was seen as part of the BBC's 2010 Unwrapped with Miranda Hart - a comical review on some of the big stories of 2010.

See the video after the break!

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