BBC iPlayer TV programme requests from tablets were higher than from computers for the first time in April, according to the corporation’s latest catch-up service stats.
The BBC said that 30% of TV content requested during the month on iPlayer was from tablets, compared to 28% from computers and 18% from mobile devices.
The rest of the traffic was made up of TV platform operators, smart TVs, games consoles and other connected devices.
Combined TV and radio programme requests to the iPlayer were up 4% year-on-year in the month, with average daily requests reaching 8.9m – “remaining higher than we saw for much of last year,” said the BBC.
EastEnders was very popular on iPlayer throughout April, making up 16 of the top 20 TV programmes on the service. Champions League Football, meanwhile, generated large volumes of radio requests.
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