The BBC has today announced that it will be closing the BBC iPlayer Global subscription service that was launched back in 2011, permanently between 26th May and 26th June 2015, depending on when your subscription comes to an end.
Once a subscription has expired to the BBC iPlayer Global service users will no longer have access to watch programs and will need to wait for another offering by the BBC to take form.
The BBC announced the closure via Twitter, and a new BBC service is expected to be rolled out to replace the Global service in some form or another but no details have as yet been unveiled by the BBC.
The reason for closure has been due to tough competition from the likes of streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, and now the BBC is currently in the process of developing new digital services.
The well known BBC iPlayer service will not be affected by the changes and will continue as normal providing catch and streaming services for BBC content, via the Internet on your mobile and desktop systems. For more information on the closure of the BBC iPlayer Global service jump over to the official BBC website.
Source: BBCFiled Under: Technology News