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Live streaming on iPlayer at highest level in March

Live streaming on the BBC’s iPlayer service for both TV and radio was at the highest level seen to date in March, with 15% of all requests for TV programmes being streamed.

In its monthly report, the BBC said the number of iPlayer requests in March failed to reach the record set in January, reaching a total of 160 million, compared with 162 million in January. The figure was up on the 148 million requests in February, which is a shorter month.

Tablets now account for 2% of all requests, up from 1% in December, January and February.

Wonders of the Universe was the most requested TV programme in March, followed by Comic Relief.

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