Your guide to the BBC News iPad application – BBC News
“The BBC Trust is reviewing the BBC smartphone apps in the UK – does this affect the US iPad app?
The BBC Trust has announced a review of the BBC’s plans to deliver content via dedicated smartphone apps. The BBC will therefore not be launching public service news and sports apps for smartphones in the UK pending the outcome of the Trust review.
However, the US iPad app is a commercial activity outside the UK and is not covered by the Trust review. It has been released in the Apple store in the US by BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC. BBC Worldwide’s mission is to create, acquire, develop and exploit media content and brands around the world in order to maximise the value of BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK licence fee payer.”