The BBC iPlayer Makes it to Canada

Posted Fri Dec 2, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

It's coming to the US soon, but until then we have reason to be jealous of our neighbors to the north.

Canadian fans of British television now have access to the BBC iPlayer, an app for the iPhone that allows subscribers to watch shows from the BBC any time they want. It's a bit like a British Hulu.

The BBC is adding a little bit of incentive for Canadian customers to use the service too. They'll be giving up one piece of entertainment a day until Christmas. They're hoping, of course, that this taste of what you can watch on the iPlayer will inspire viewers to pay the $8.95 a month subscription for the rest of the content.

Canada is the 16th territory to get access to the program and the first in North America. A US release date hasn't been announced, but the BBC has confirmed that the iPlayer is on the way to the states.

Source: Engadget

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