The BBC has today announced that they have now signed a deal with Microsoft that will allow them to create a BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone application shortcut for the Windows Phone platform.
The BBC hopes to release its new BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone shortcut application on to the Microsoft Windows Phone Store in the next couple of months, finally allowing owners of Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 mobile operating system to enjoy the BBC iPlayer programmes.
The BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone shortcut app will wrap the BBC iPlayer mobile website together with the BBC’s media player, adding to ever growing list of 650 different device that can already access the BBC iPlayer service.
“Mobile is increasingly important as a way for our audiences to access our services. BBC iPlayer and BBC News are already available on Apple (iOS), Android and Blackberry platforms, and soon BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone”