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BBC iPlayer box-set plan hits regulatory hurdle

The BBC’s plans to extend the availability of box-sets on its iPlayer on-demand service, and other planned changes to iPlayer are “material” and require the BBC Board to undertake a public interest test, according to UK media regulator Ofcom, in a ruling that contradicted the pubcaster’s board’s own assessment of the impact of the proposed […]

TV Licensing claims to have caught 26,000 student fee dodgers

More than 26,000 people aged between 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the past year, according to new figures released by TV Licensing. In a message targeted at undergraduate students, the licensing body warned that people caught watching live TV or BBC programmes on iPlayer, […]

BBC adds ‘last chance’ notifications to iPlayer

The BBC has introduced ‘last chance’ mobile notifications for its iPlayer catch-up service, notifying users when they only have a few days left to watch downloaded content. The BBC lets iPlayer users download content to watch on the move, but that content is only accessible for the same amount of time that it is hosted […]

BBC iPlayer sees live boost from World Cup

The BBC saw usage of its BBC iPlayer service grow by 19% year-on-year in July, with World Cup football and Wimbledon boosting usage of the service and leading to live viewing making up 22% of all iPlayer requests for the month. The latest statistics released by the BBC about iPlayer showed that iPlayer requests reached […]

BBC breaks online records with royal wedding

The BBC reported record-breaking online stats on Saturday thanks to high audience figures for the royal wedding and FA Cup final. The BBC said that Saturday was “the biggest ever day for BBC Online” with audiences consuming 11.9 petabytes (11.9 million gigabytes) of data, peaking at 2.8 terabits per second when people got their first […]

Netflix ‘accessed by 17% of UK mobile internet users’

Roughly 17% of mobile internet users in the UK, some 5.8 million adults, accessed the Netflix app on either a smartphone or tablet in March, according to UKOM-approved comScore data. According to the stats, which are based on UK mobile app data, the number of mobile Netflix users was “significantly higher” than the unique visitors […]

YouView data reveals changing UK TV usage habits

UK hybrid digital-terrestrial and IPTV platform YouView has unveiled the findings of analysis of viewer behaviour that reveals some surprises about the changing ways in which viewers are interacting with services. YouView has delivered eight billion streams of content since the rollout of the updated platform a year ago. Some 73% of users have recorded […]

BBC reports iPlayer’s strongest March and Q1 to date

The BBC reported its “best March ever” for the iPlayer, with viewing figures helping the catch-up service to reach its third-best month on record. Commenting on the stats, Dan McGolpin, controller of programming and daytime for the BBC, said that Q1 2018 was the BBC’s “strongest first quarter ever” for the iPlayer. Drama was the […]

BBC to ‘reinvent the iPlayer’ in a bid to remain relevant to 16-34 year-olds

The BBC will focus on reinventing the iPlayer this year and making it more of a destination for young people, according to BBC chairman David Clementi. Speaking at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV) Spring Conference in London yesterday, Clementi said that while the BBC’s public service mission is more important than ever, […]

BBC reports record February for iPlayer

The BBC said its iPlayer digital service had its “best ever February performance” thanks to a strong line-up of dramas and live sport. The first episodes of new dramas Requiem and Collateral were the most popular programmes of the month, with 1.9 and 1.7 million requests respectively, while McMafia continued its strong performance from January. The Winter Olympics, FA […]

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