BBC brings its iPlayer iPad app to Canada for $8.99/month, free content until December 31st

Daniel Bader

December 1, 2011 9:39am

BBC’s forward-thinking iPlayer has been available in fifteen regions since its launch in July, and today it is expanding into Canada in both desktop and mobile formats. On the mobile front is is currently only available on the iPad, but its available content will have BBC lovers swooning.

For $8.99/month or $84.99/year, Canucks now have video-on-demand access to famous shows like Fawlty Towers and Ab Fab, as well as modern series like Little Britain, Doctor Who and Top Gear. Though the service is mainly for catching up on older fare, it will include some new content as it premieres.

Non-subscribers will also have access to one Christmas-themed show per day, until the new year, from seminal British shows like Jamie Oliver and Only Fools and Horses.

Check out all the details at BBC’s iPlayer page, or download the iPad app to get started.

Source: TheNextWeb

  • laridae

    Hopefully they will come out with an Android version soon.

    And make Doc Martin available.

  • Vineet

    Way too expensive!!!

  • Kid_Canada

    No thanks, I’ll use canadians media services where its free like CTV and have most of my fav shows and as well as netflix for movies which is cheaper than this.

  • chall2k5

    no web app for a browser? BBC i’m disappointed

  • Lee

    Have been waiting for this forever – since they trialled it in Australia during the summer.
    @Kid_Canada it’s only $1 more than Netflix and has significantly more quality content. Also, your ‘canadians media services’ is essentially repacked US stuff.
    @laridae would also prefer the app for the PS3

  • Hammad

    British shows ftw! 😀

  • greybat

    Not available in desktop format in Canada, as far as I can tell. Web player will install but not run anything.

  • mr bob

    Or better yet, just use a proxy server with a uk dns and use the iplayer for free, da!