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BBC iPlayer iPad app coming Thursday

Apple iPad BBC iPlayer app launching on App Store

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BBC iPlayer is to launch as an iPad app in the UK on Thursday, according to the BBC’s Geoff Marshall who made the announcement on Twitter.

The BBC iPlayer iPad app with be available on Apple’s App Store on February 10 for UK viewers – with a US subscription-version planned for later in the year, according to reports. The BBC iPlayer iPad app will give on-demand access to BBC programming from the previous seven days, although details of the iPlayer App have yet to be revealed.

According to the Twitter announcement, the iPlayer iPad app will only play back programmes when the iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi wireless network. Apple iPad 3G owners will be able to browse iPlayer using 3G mobile broadband, but won’t be able to watch programmes until the iPad connects to a Wi-Fi network.

BBC iPlayer has been available across a range of devices – including Sony Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii – as well as TV services such as Virgin Media.

See our guides to BBC iPlayer and online TV.

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