Fans of Doctor Who all around the world will soon be able to watch the show - and many others - on the iPad, using the on-demand catch-up iPlayer app which BBC.com's Managing Director has said will be launching globally.
Luke Bradley-Jones spoke at the Digital TV Summit, saying:
"However I can announce here that we're going to be adopting a pure paid subscription model for the global iPlayer for launch—in part to get audiences used to using the service, but more importantly so we can generate additional value from the service in terms of the user data that it gives us."
It's been tallying up the views in the UK for three years, and is something I use regularly to catch-up on missed TV shows or radio shows from the past seven days. It's hugely successful and is available on a range of smartphones and tablets - supposedly it's even larger than Hulu.
Details such as when it's launching, and just how much a subscription service would cost haven't been explained by the Beeb yet - but rest assured, this is brilliant news for anyone familiar with the BBC's programming. Top Gear UK, anyone? [PaidContent via TechRadar]