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‘Back to drawing board for global iPlayer’

BBC Worldwide is going ‘back to the drawing board’ for plans for a new international OTT service, Nick North, BBC director of audiences has told MIPCOM.

After shutting down the Global iPlayer earlier this year the corporation was considering a relaunch with registration/sign-in functionality similar to the myBBC version in the UK.

“We’re looking to add value to our licence fee… perhaps through the process of registration, they will be able to gain access to BBC content on their mobile devices and other devices whilst abroad through the authentication process.” said North.

He revealed: “We have a new service planned, an OTT service that will allow people access to more British talent, more British creativity.”

Director General Tony Hall told the Royal Television Society last month that a BBC OTT service is in the works for the US market.


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