iPlayer launches in Canada

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of British public broadcaster the BBC, has launched its online streaming service iPlayer in Canada.

This marks the 16th international launch of the service, which has also launched in countries including Australia and across Scandinavia. The service will initially be available as a subscription service on the Apple iPad as an application. Full access will cost C$8.99 (€6.55) a month, although there will be some content available for free.

Series available on the service include Spooks, Eastenders, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Blue Planet. 
“We’re proud to be building on the successful launch of this App by introducing it to Canada,” said Jana Bennett, BBC Worldwide president of worldwide networks and global iPlayer. “It will open up the opportunity for a whole new audience to enjoy the best moments from seventy years of brilliant BBC programs, wherever and whenever they want.”