Global iPlayer

BBC Worldwide officially closes Global iPlayer

The BBC’s commercial arm will officially end the BBC Global iPlayer on-demand platform within the next six weeks. A BBC Worldwide statement said the subscription service was “closing permanently” in the month between May 26 and June 26. “Any subscription will be honoured in full and auto-renewals will be switched off automatically after your final […]

BBC mulling subscription model for international version of Store

BBC Store, the forthcoming electronic sell-through service from BBC Worldwide, will likely be rolled out internationally sometime after its UK launch next year, with the BBC’s commercial arm mulling whether to adopt a subscription or a transactional model for the international service.  Speaking at Informa’s Digital TV World Summit in London this morning, Marcus Arthur, […]

BBC Worldwide to phase out Global iPlayer

BBC Worldwide is due to phase out the Global iPlayer as part of CEO Tim Davie’s vision for the future of the BBC’s commercial arm. Announcing a three point plan today, Davie said he aimed to increase investment in content, establish new global brands, and focus on digital innovation – part which will see BBCWW […]