The Beeb’s iPlayer has been going from strength to strength recently.
January’s figure of 162 million requests served by the catch-up TV service represents the fourth month in a row that the iPlayer has broken its own record (jumping from 145 million requests in December).
And the iPlayer’s popularity is set to rise further when it becomes available for folks abroad, which will happen this year, according to an article in the Guardian.
The paper quoted Director General Mark Thompson as saying that the iPlayer will be available globally “definitely this year”, and he also mentioned the rough price of a subscription.
The Beeb is planning to charge less than $10 per month – it could be much less than that, as he actually said it would cost a “small number of dollars per month, definitely fewer than ten.”
Exactly what content will be available for the subscription fee still isn’t clear, but should be revealed as we get closer to the international launch date.