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Western Europe to be first to get BBC's content player for a monthly subscription of less than $10.

This article titled “BBC iPlayer global launch to begin in western Europe” was written by Dan Sabbagh, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 14th June 2011 09.04 UTC

Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers will be made available to Europeans armed with an iPad from later this year, as the BBC begins the process of introducing its international iPlayer to overseas audiences.

Diehard BBC fans living in western Europe will have to pay somewhere under (£6) a month – the fee is still to be decided – in return for a mix of contemporary and archive content on the Apple tablet, all of which will be in English.

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