BBC to launch commercial version of iPlayer on iPad

Steve Dinneen
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THE BBC yesterday announced it will launch a global commercial version of its iPlayer TV-on-demand platform through a subscription service on the iPad.

A BBC spokesman told City A.M. the iPad app will launch in the second quarter of 2011. It is expected to be followed by a full online roll out which will offer some free content supplemented by advertising.

in the second quarter next year.

Meanwhile, Virgin Media yesterday announced details of its new TiVo-powered internet TV service.

The roll out will begin later this month. The package will cost £199 plus a monthly subscription fee.
TiVo, which has been available in the US for several years, includes a recommendation feature which will predict shows a user may enjoy based on their viewing habits and personal ratings.