If you happen to be living in any of the 16 European countries listed below, then you can now watch BBC World News live from anywhere in the world on your Apple devices (iPhone and iPod Touch) over Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
The 11 European countries
BBC World News is the BBCs international news and current affairs television channel that you could enjoy live on iPhone/iPod Touch with this official BBC app.
The BBC World News app has been produced together with online TV Company Livestation. This app also includes BBC’s mobile news site giving users one-click access to all the latest international news and sport..
Jim Egan, director, strategy and business development, BBC Global News, says:
“This is an exciting new way for BBC World News viewers living in Europe to watch the channel anywhere. With live TV streaming alongside the BBC’s mobile news site the app is a complete on-demand news service. Having a news channel available live on the iPhone at this level of broadcast quality is a world first. We aim to extend this service to iPhone owners in other regions soon.”
Matteo Berlucchi, CEO, Livestation says:
“We are delighted to be able to bring BBC World News to the iPhone as we believe this is the first hand-held device that can take mobile TV to the next level, thanks to its superior screen and connectivity qualities. Being able to watch BBC World News live from an iPhone or iPod Touch while in cafes, at home, in hotels or airport lounges is clearly a very attractive proposition. I am confident viewers will welcome the ability to take their favorite news channel with them while on the move.”
This depends on whether you are on a Wi-Fi network or on 3G.
When connected via 3G:
- You can watch the channel in standard quality
- Good video and audio quality at a low bit rate to minimize bandwidth requirements.
When connected to a Wi-Fi network:
- You will automatically have access to a higher quality version of the channel
- It will make full use of the high speed connectivity offered by Wi-Fi networks.
- You can also change the default settings to view the standard quality version of the channel at all times.
The BBC’s mobile news site is also included in this app providing one-click access to all the latest news & sport.
- Go to the Apple AppStore website
- Download the application
- Start using it! Simple!
Do check with your operator for additional data charges if you are not on a flat rate data package, especially when you use your iPhone abroad. Every 10 minutes you spend watching the channel will require roughly 7.2MB.