BBC, Sky denies any Windows Phone catch up TV apps in the works

Something is rotten in the state of Finland, with both Sky and BBC denying they are working on catch up TV apps for Windows Phone 7.

The expectation of a BBC app soon comes from an unnamed Nokia rep, who told the Inquirer “BBC Iplayer is expected to arrive on Windows Phone within the next few weeks, a sign that the Windows Phone Marketplace is attracting more developers."

Now Pocket-lint reports, after speaking to BBC, that the company has no knowledge of such an app.

“We are always looking at new and existing platforms to bring BBC iPlayer to, but have no plans to launch a BBC iPlayer native app in Windows Phone Marketplace in the immediate future.”

It seems BBC was however happy to support myriad of other platforms.

“BBC iPlayer is already on over 500 platforms and devices including Virgin Media, BT Vision, FreeSat, Freeview, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, and hundreds of mobile phones, tablets and Internet-connected TVs,” said the BBC spokesman. 

The Nokia rep also noted a Sky Go app was also on the way, was still "a good few months" out.

Coolsmartphone however reports from an unnamed source that Sky has not even started working on a Windows Phone app yet.

The implication is of course that someone is playing rather fast and  loose with the truth, which does not exactly help buyers deciding on a platform to purchase.

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