Freesat is a free satellite-based TV service that was launched by the BBC and ITV last year.
The Freesat service has no monthly subscription fee. Instead, users must cough-up a one-off payment for the digital box, satellite dish and installation.
Freesat also claims that those with a satellite dish already will only need to fork out for the digital box, which will be available through a number of high street retailers.
The BBC's move is part of a trial of the service, which is expected to be made available to the whole of the UK in 2010. The BBC said all Freesat HD boxes will be able to receive iPlayer.
"I expect to start a Beta deployment by the end of November using capable Freesat devices," said Rahul Chakkara, Controller of TV Platforms at the BBC, in a blog.
Chakkara also said a quarter of iPlayer viewers watch the service via Virgin Media.