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The BBC will close its Global iPlayer app later this month. The app was the BBC's attempt to earn money by charging people overseas a subscription to watch BBC shows.

BBC Worldwide launched the application in 2011. It offered a range of shows, both current and archive.

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However, the Beeb is working on new digital services that will bring similar features to a wider range of devices.

"BBC Global iPlayer is closing permanently between 26th May and 26th June 2015," Beeb Worldwide stated.

"Any subscriptions will be honoured in full and auto-renewals will be switched off automatically after your final subscription term during this period.

"You will only be able to watch your downloads until the day your subscription lapses. This date can be found on your Subscriptions tab on the iTunes Store.

"We would like to thank all of our subscribers for using the service. We are now developing plans to launch new digital services across multiple devices."

The corporation didn't share any more info on what these new digital services will entail.

Last week, news reached us that iPlayer could be made available throughout Europe following a rule change. That would go some way to replacing the Global iPlayer app.

Watch this space...

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