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BBC iPhone apps await BBC approval

Erik Huggers, the director of Future Media and Technology at the BBC, has told the Telegraph that th

The Trust has asked the corporation to delay the launch of its apps for news and sports content until it carried out an investigation to see if they will harm the media market. Free BBC News and BBC Sports apps were scheduled to be available in April.

The Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA) has accused the BBC of barging into the app market and trampling over commercial news firms which were exploring this growth area. A BBC Trust spokesman said the assessment was being expedited and the result would be declared in a few weeks.