This article in the Daily Telegraph suggests that the BBC is to compete head on with Apple's iTunes. This is an interesting development in that there is supposed to be a consultative period while the BBC Trust hears from non-Microsoft users about a proposal to have the iPlayer (Windows compatible BBC video player) make shows available for 7 days.
I did a search on US iTunes for "BBC" and 148 items show up. These are mostly podcasts that can be subscribed to free of charge though some items do cost $1.99 a piece. It is strange that a non-profit organization would compete with a commercial company and I hope the Telegraph has got it wrong.
Meantime I can find nothing on the BBC's own website to confirm this. Hmmm.