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BBC iPlayer streams from iPad to TV

Saturday 22 Oct 2011
The BBC has announced that the global BBC iPlayer app for the iPad now supports Airplay, enabling users to stream video to their TV screens, Broadband TV News reports.

BBC iPlayer

The release of iOS 5 allows the BBC to be one of the first video-on-demand providers to enable Airplay. Programmes, once downloaded on the iPad, can be streamed to the Apple TV using Airplay. From there, the programmes can be viewed on a regular TV set.

“We’re constantly looking at how to develop and evolve the global BBC iPlayer and its right that through this upgrade, we are able to offer our subscribers Airplay,” said BBC Worldwide’s global iPlayer General Manager Matthew Littleford.

BBC Worldwide launched the global iPlayer as an iPad-only service in July. Initially available in 11 European countries, the service has recently been expanded to Australia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

People can subscribe to the service for a monthly or annual fee. The app itself is free and there is also some content available without a subscription.