Windows Phone 8

BBC and ITV add Windows Phone 8 catch-up support

UK terrestrial broadcasters ITV and the BBC have each added Windows Phone 8 device support to their respective catch-up services.  ITV launched a version of its ITV Player app, compatible with Windows Phone 8 devices, on the Widows Phone Store yesterday. This will offer 30 days worth of ITV catch-up content from its ITV, ITV2, […]

CBeebies app goes live on Windows Phone 8

BBC pre-school network Cbeebies has rolled out its recently released CBeebies Playtime mobile app to Windows Phone 8 devices. The BBC first launched the app for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices in August. It allows young kids to play along with characters from shows including Alphablocks, Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom and Something Special’s Mr Tumble. “Children’s media consumption […]

BBC launches iPlayer for Windows Phone 8, but not 7.5

The BBC has launched a version of iPlayer for the Windows Phone 8 platform. The iPlayer Windows Phone 8 app comprises a shortcut to the mobile optimised website, live tile and media player and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone store free of charge. However, the BBC has decided not to make a version […]

Al Jazeera launches Windows Phone 8 app

News channel Al Jazeera has launched a Windows Phone 8 app that will provide full-featured news from the most popular sections of the Al Jazeera English and Arabic websites as free access to 24-hour live broadcasts. The Windows Phone 8 apps were built in partnership with Nokia and Microsoft. The app receives minute-by-minute information updates as […]