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The BBC’s subscription service for viewers outside of the UK, BBC iPlayer Global, is shutting down.
BBC iPlayer (Global) will be closing permanently between 26th May & 26th June 2015. For more info check http://t.co/2FmyWZ0Xcc
— BBC iPlayer (Global) (@BBCiPlayerGLBL) May 12, 2015
A post on the iPlayer website notes that the service will stop functioning between May 26 and June 26. That may sound a little confusing, but it basically means that the last day you’ll be able to access it is whenever your subscription ends within that month-long period.
The BBC had previously noted tough competition from Hulu, Netflix and Amazon as obstacles to growing iPlayer globally. It says that new digital services are currently being developed instead.
To be clear, iPlayer in the UK isn’t going anywhere, but if you relied on the Global Player, you can check what will be the last day you can access the service under the Subcriptions tabs in iTunes.
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➤ BBC Global iPlayer [Twitter]
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