The subscription service is the first to offer the BBC outside of the UK.
It's a small world we live in, and content from other countries is becoming more and more accessible. If you're a fan of 'Doctor Who,' Top Gear,' or the new 'Sherlock Holmes' show that's been making waves, you know that the BBC is still unavailable outside of the UK. Sure, you've got BBC America but it's not the same.
Thankfully, the folks at the BBC are branching out, and have announced the first release of the BBC iPlayer for us Yankees. It's a subscription based service, and it's coming only to the iPad.
At this time, there's been no mention from the BBC of just how much the subscription is going to run. There also isn't any word on what other devices the global iPlayer launch will appear on.
Source: Ars Technica