BlackBerry announces rival to iTunes and Google Play

BlackBerry has announced the launch of its revamped BlackBerry World - formerly known as BlackBerry App World.

It will allow users to download film, TV shows and music - and looks to rival Google Play and Apple's iTunes.

"Music and video content is an integral part of a rich mobile experience", said Frank Boulben, Chief Marketing Officer at BlackBerry owners Research In Motion (RIM).

"People want easy and convenient access to their favourite music, movies and TV shows wherever they are."