Finally, BBC will be launching its iPlayer app globally soon, but unfortunately, it “will be on a ‘pure paid subscription model,’ to be followed thereafter by partnerships with advertisers on ‘free” areas of the British TV catchup service.'” Continue reading for a short video preview.

In addition to knowing you’ll have to shell out to get your fix of Top Gear, Doctor Who and, erm, The Foods that Make Billions, you’ll also be wanting to know that the first platform for the iPlayer outside the UK will be none other than Apple’s iPad.

[via Engadget]