Global iPlayer


BBC mulls subs model for int’l 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 TBI parent Informa’s Digital TV Summit in London this morning, Marcus […]

BBC Store not due this year, says BBCWW boss

BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said that the corporation’s download-to-own BBC Store, which was approved by the BBC Trust in February, will not launch before the end of the year. Speaking at the IBC TV tech conference on Saturday morning, Davie, who is the head of the BBC’s commercial arm, said that the store is […]

BBC Worldwide: Global iPlayer to end in current form

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 […]

Rastamouse and Wallace & Gromit acquired for BBC Global iPlayer

Global iPlayer, the international version of the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service, has acquired a handful of kids titles. It has inked deals with Aardman Animations and DHX for various titles. From Aardman it has Wallace & Gromit half-hour films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, and A Matter of Loaf and […]