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.