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Invictus Games airs on BBC iPlayer

UK pubcaster BBC is to air the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 on BBC iPlayer and the Red Button. The Invictus Games will debut on BBC’s iPlayer and Red Button on Saturday September 9, with coverage concluding on September 16. The broadcaster is to stream up to three events a day throughout the games which includes […]

BBC enhances speed performance on iPlayer  

UK pubcaster BBC has announced it has launched new enhancements to its video-on demand service BBC iPlayer to boost speed performance for content delivery.  The ‘pseudo VOD’ tech product was launched by the broadcaster to improve the speed content delivery on the platform. The BBC noted that there was a significant delay before a programme […]

BBC kicks off coverage of UCI Cycling World Championships 2023

The UK pubcaster BBC has picked up the broadcasting rights to UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 from August 3-13. The cycling competition will air across the BBC TV, iPlayer, the BBC Sport Website and app, and the BBC Scotland website. The PSB said it’s the biggest cycling event of its kind which is taking place […]

BBC adds complete Red Dwarf and comedy boxsets to BBC iPlayer

UK pubcaster the BBC is adding a range of comedy boxsets to its BBC iPlayer streaming line-up, including sci-fi comedy sitcom Red Dwarf, which has not been available on BBC TV since 2007. The BBC said it was adding every episode of Red Dwarf’s run on the BBC to iPlayer, as well as revived series […]

Channel 4 streaming exec Samanidis to head BBC iPlayer

The BBC has hired Channel 4 exec Kerensa Samanidis as general manager for BBC iPlayer. Samanidis will take up her post on June 19, reporting to Dan McGolpin, director of BBC iPlayer and channels. She will be responsible for the delivery of the BBC iPlayer growth strategy and management of the overall iPlayer operation. The […]

BBC iPlayer passed seven-billion streams milestone in 2022

UK pubcaster the BBC’s iPlayer on-demand service passed the milestone of seven billion streams in a year for the first time in 2022, boosted by the FIFA World Cup from Qatar. BBC iPlayer also recorded its best quarter and best month ever during the year. BBC iPlayer streams for 2022 were 9% up on 2021. The […]

BBC iPlayer enjoys record-breaking start to the New Year

The BBC says viewers and listeners “flocked to BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds in record numbers over the festive period”. EastEnders, Call the Midwife, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, The Traitors and Sam Ryder Rocks New Year’s Eve topped the list of most watched programmes on the iPlayer platform. Looking across […]

BBC gets greenlight for more iPlayer content, probed on service to low-income viewers

UK media regulator Ofcom has given the BBC a green light to add more archive content to its BBC iPlayer on-demand offering. At the same time, Ofcom said the pubcaster was not doing enough to serve audiences on lower incomes and launched an in-depth review to assess how the BBC connects with disenfranchised viewers. Audiences […]

Wales beat England in FIFA World Cup (in viewing figures that is)

The BBC has revealed that England’s World Cup 2022 opener against Iran on Monday 21 November was streamed a record eight million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online, making it the largest live streamed event on the BBC over a 24 hour period. The memorable 6-2 victory for the Three Lions also pulled […]

BBC iPlayer on course for ‘best year ever’

The BBC says that its iPlayer on-demand service is “well on track for its best year ever”. Fuelled by major events such as the Queen’s state funeral, the Commonwealth Games and the final of Women’s Euro 2022, the platform has reported 1.65 billion programme streams (up 7%) for the third quarter of the year (July […]

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