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iPlayer goes global with paid-for iPad app

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The BBC has unveiled plans to bring its iPlayer on-demand streaming software to the rest of the world, starting with the USA. BBC Worldwide will be taking the technology and launching it on the iPad as a pilot, until it gets green-lit by the BBC Trust.

The service will be subscription-only for the time being, with a few free sections supported by advertising. It'll carry internationally-popular shows like the BBC's wildlife documentaries, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Top Gear. The move likely comes in response to looming budget cuts by the coalition government, with the aim of bringing in a bit more cash from the international market.

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