The BBC has confirmed the “global” version of its iPlayer on-demand service will close next month.
The corporation had charged users subscription fees to watch programmes via the app in Western Europe, Australia and Canada.
Reports suggest US pay-TV operators had threatened to drop the BBC America channel if the app had launched locally because they believed it would cost them viewers.
BBC Worldwide previously announced it intended to pull support for the Global iPlayer app, but now confirms the shutdown date.
“As announced in July 2014, the service will be closing this year as planned,” said a spokeswoman.
“The service will close on 26 June.”
The global iPlayer app was first made available as an iOS app in July 2011 with titles including Gavin and Stacey, Fawlty Towers, Planet Earth and “classic” episodes of Doctor Who, but but was never extended beyond Apple’s platform.
Users have been advised, “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.”