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BBC iPlayer records strongest Q2 ever

Drama series including Peaky Blinders, The Split, Killing Eve and Sherwood, and live events including Glastonbury, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the Eurovision Song Contest helped deliver record numbers of viewers to BBC iPlayer in the second quarter of the year, according to the pubcaster. Programmes were streamed over 1.6 billion times between April and […]

Euros final smashes viewing records as 17.4 million tune in

England’s heroic Women’s Euro 2022 final victory has broken viewing records for the sport, while also becoming the most-watched TV moment of the year in the UK. The 2-1 victory over Germany attracted a peak TV audience of 17.4 million on BBC One, making it the most-watched women’s football game on UK television of all-time. […]

Glastonbury sets records for BBC

The BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury 2022 has set records for the broadcaster.  The iconic festival made its comeback for the first time since 2019, with headliners including Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar.  Content was streamed a record 34.1m times on BBC iPlayer, with the streamer seeing 23 million live streams, the highest […]

BBC opens public interest test consultation on future of iPlayer

The BBC has opened a public interest test consultation on the future of BBC iPlayer, its popular on-demand and catch-up offering. In the fact of intensified competition and a changing media landscape, the pubcaster is seeking the freedom to improve and increase the availability of programmes on BBC iPlayer by gaining authorisation to publish any […]

Record-breaking festive period for BBC iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer experienced a record-breaking festive period, the broadcaster has announced. The catch-up service streamed 141 million programmes during New Year week (27th December-3rd January), up 6% year-over-year. This was followed by a solid start to 2022, with programmes streamed a massive 143 million times on iPlayer during the first week of the year. […]

BBC iPlayer lands on PS5

The BBC has brought its iPlayer streaming app to Sony’s PlayStation 5 games console. The app joins more than 15,000 devices where BBC iPlayer is already available. PS5 owners can add the BBC iPlayer app by going to the Media tab on the PS5 home screen and selecting BBC iPlayer from the All Apps section. […]

BBC revamps look and feel of iPlayer on TV

The BBC has revamped the look and feel of the TV version of its iPlayer on-demand platform. From today, users will find that the navigation menu of the service has moved to the left hand side of the screen – which the BBC says will make it easier to browse different categories like comedy, drama […]

BBC iPlayer gets refreshed UX

The BBC has launched a visual overhaul to the iPlayer on TVs The update presents a dramatic change to the way that the iPlayer looks and operates on smart TVs.  The most significant change is the move of the navigation menu to the left hand side of the screen. The pubcaster said that this will […]

Record Q3 for BBC iPlayer

The BBC has recorded its best Q3 on record for its VOD service BBC iPlayer. In the period from July to September 2021, viewers streamed programmes 1.5 billion times. This was up 20% on the same period in 2020 and up 49% on the same period in 2019. Somewhat surprisingly, the BBC’s coverage of the […]

Record-breaking H1 for BBC iPlayer

The BBC’s iPlayer catchup service has broken viewership records in the first half of 2021. The broadcaster announced that programmes were streamed over 3.3 billion times between January and June this year, up 8% on the same period last year, and up 59% on the same period in 2019. The most-watched episode was the return […]

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