iPlayer heading to Windows Phone, courtesy of BBC

iPlayer heading to Windows Phone, courtesy of BBC

David Price, the head of iPlayer at BBC, has finally confirmed the arrival of the TV/Radio service to Windows Phone powered devices. Although a release date wasn’t mentioned, the company is currently working with Microsoft to ensure early delivery.

Price stated that iPlayer services will be made available through a number of applications for the desktop and mobile world alike adding “We’re working with the teams at Microsoft to ensure that we can deliver an iPlayer experience on those devices.”

Previously rumoured to arrive on Xbox 360, BBC made the application compatible with consoles earlier today.

The service will be enjoyed by all Windows Phone 7 users but it is uncertain if a fee will have to be paid or will the service be free of charge, as BBC did with the Xbox 360. Earlier rumours also talked about pay-per-view fees applicable to archived and repeated content.

BBC’s iPlayer was denied until now on Microsoft mobile devices due to the absence of HTTP Live Streaming and even Adobe’s Flash adaptation.

The service was launched in December 2007 and streams live television and radio shows right from BBC’s network. On March 2008, it launched on the iOS platform and seven months later landed Nokia’s N96 flagship before launching in 2010 on Android..

Source : WMpoweruser

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