UK public broadcaster the BBC saw the number of requests on its iPlayer catch-up service decline slightly in June. There were a total of 157 million requests, down slightly from 159 million requests in May but significantly higher than the 117 million requests seen in June 2010.
The number of requests for content from computers was down 4% month-on-month but the share of requests from Freesat, Freeview, BT Vision, Blu-ray devices and Virgin TiVo increased slightly to 5% from 4% the previous month.
Live TV viewing via BBC iPlayer made up 15% of all TV requests, a slightly higher proportion than the previous month. Doctor Who and The Apprentice were the most popular TV titles in June.
The BBC said the profile of iPlayer users is evening out over time in terms of the male/female ratio, but remains strongly under-55 in terms of age, which is younger than the typical TV viewer or radio listener’s profile.
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