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BBC has European iPad plan

Global iPlayer set for continent

The BBC’s Global iPlayer will bow in Western Europe in a multiterritory rollout later this year as an app on Apple’s iPad.

Speaking at the Banff World Media confab in Canada on Tuesday, BBC Worldwide prexy of global networks Jana Bennett said the iPlayer will be a different proposition from the U.K. BBC iPlayer, which is a catch-up service.

“Our ambition is to present a timeless mix of classic and contemporary U.K. creativity, showcasing the best of British content from the 1950s to the present day,” Bennett said.

So expect classics like “Monty Python,” “Doctor Who” in all his various guises and sitcoms “Fawlty Towers” and “Blackadder” along with music, factual, natural history and children’s programs.

The Global iPlayer, which will cost about €7 ($10) a month, was expected to bow in the U.S., but this plan appears to have been put on hold.

Bennett also confirmed an initiative to beef up BBC Worldwide’s channel portfolio with new branded channels.

BBC Earth is a new umbrella brand for natural history content, but details of the channel and where it will air were sketchy.

She also outlined plans to bow a premium HD service in a number of territories that will be home to firstrun scripted and landmark factual shows.

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