Its Absolutely Fabulous: Top Gear, Little Britain, Dr Who all hits Aussie screens today as BBC unleash iPlayer Down Under.
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Other top notch shows now available on demand A Bit Of Fry And Laurie, teary drama series Pride & Prejudice, This Life, House Of Eliott, Doctor Who and Silent Witness; factual series like Michael Palin’s Pole to Pole and The Hairy Bikers; and adorable children’s programming including Charlie And Lola and Deadly 60.
And news junkies can get hold of BBC News, Panorama investigative series and more.
However, BBC iPlayer App available on the Apple’s App Store “exclusively” on iPad so hard luck Android’s, for now anyway.
Aussie is the second territory to launch the global BBC iPlayer App, which is specifically tailored for Australian viewers, says the broadcasting giant. (Well its about time we got something off ‘ol Blighty).
iPlayer will deliver over 1000 hours of “award-winning” British programming for a monthly fee of AU$9.49 or $89.99 yearly, but viewers will be able to view some “selected content” free before subscribing.
But if Little Britain isn’t your thing don’t fret: there is eight genres of programming to choose from – world renowned BBC News, News Specials & Documentaries; Science & Nature; Family & Kids; Music & Culture; and Lifestyle, Comedy, Drama.
“Hours” of new programs will be added regularly added and classic shows like “Daleks Forever!”, Doctor Who: The William Hartnell years, The Patrick Troughton years and The David Tennant years have also been added specifically for Oz version.
Subscribers can either stream and download shows for offline viewing – nice one.
“This unique Video On Demand product combines the classic with the contemporary and allows subscribers to mine seventy years of brilliant BBC programmes,” Jana Bennett, President, Worldwide Networks and global BBC iPlayer.
“We launched the global BBC iPlayer because we think there’s an untapped market for the ‘best of British’ shows, both for Brits living abroad and for all those people we know have a love of great British television, nowhere more so than Australia.”
The global BBC iPlayer App is available to download for free from the App Store on iPad or get it Here.