BBC iPlayer to be preloaded to Nokia N96


Nokia has struck a deal with the BBC to provide the television network’s iPlayer service for the Nokia N96.

The iPlayer application will be preloaded on the N96 due for release on October 1 and will be available on other Nokia handsets free by downloading the application via It allows customers to download and stream television shows that have been aired.

Shows available include EastEnders, Dragon’s Den as well as radio programmes.
Nokia managing director Simon Ainslie said: “The Nokia N96 is going to provide a gateway to quality viewing on the move and will raise the bar for mobile screen and audio entertainment.
"The enormous success of iPlayer has demonstrated the desire audiences have for accessing programmes at a time and a place that suits them.
"Nokia is proud to be working with the BBC to continue to lead this revolution."
BBC director of future media and technology Erik Huggers said: "This partnership is critical to ensuring we continue to reach out to audiences wherever they are and allow them to catch-up on their favourite BBC programmes.”