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 â€œBBC 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.
â€œWe 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.â€
It seems BBC was however happy to support myriad of other platforms.
â€œBBC 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,â€ 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.