BBC iPlayer coming to Xbox 360 next week - report

Free to Gold and Silver subscribers

Rumour has it that the Xbox 360's long-awaited BBC iPlayer app will be on virtual shelves next week.

The tip-off is Eurogamer's, and the move apparently follows much negotiation on the subject of charging for services. The BBC is free, funded by taxpayer cash-monies. Xbox Live Gold obviously isn't.

The BBC seems to have carried the debate, as iPlayer will reportedly be freely available to both Gold and Silver subscribers. It joins a wide selection of apps including Channel 4, Channel 5, Youtube and Lovefilm.

We'll go stare pointedly at the nearest Microsoft PR rep. Fingers crossed.