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Global BBC iPlayer adds weekly news collection

MUMBAI: The global BBC iPlayer app, available in 11 European markets, has introduced a weekly-updated BBC News programme collection to its multi-genre video-on-demand service.


A selection of News strands, previously broadcast on BBC News channels – both domestic and international - over the past week will be available for new and current subscribers to stay informed and view at their leisure.


The selection of titles available will be Newsnight (BBC‘s flagship news and current affairs programme, noted for its in-depth analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians); HardTalk (a half hour interview show that asks the difficult questions and gets behind the stories that make the news); Click (covering news and recent developments in the world of consumer technology); Fast Track (delivering the latest insider travel news, including destinations, amazing experiences and practical advice); and Talking Movies (a guide to the best in film, from the most recent Hollywood blockbusters and ground-breaking world cinema).
 
BBC Worldwide president Worldwide Networks and Global iPlayer Jana Bennett said, "The BBC is respected around the world for the strength of its journalism and we know that international audiences highly value BBC News programming. I‘m really pleased that we’re now able to give BBC iPlayer subscribers access to an array of authoritative News shows that will capture the topics and debates at the heart of the international news agenda."


The global BBC iPlayer app launched in Western Europe in July 2011, delivering the award-winning programming upon which the BBC’s history and heritage is built. For €6.99 a month (or €49.99 for an annual subscription), the app is currently available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. More territories are due to launch later this Autumn.


Subscribers are able to access a selection of English language programmes across eight genres: News Specials and Documentaries; Entertainment; Drama; Comedy; Science and Nature; Family and Kids; Music and Culture and Lifestyle.

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