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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 […]

BBC reports ‘best year ever’ for iPlayer

The BBC has said the iPlayer recorded its “best year ever in 2017” after adding more boxsets, archive shows and personalisation features. Company stats reveal that viewers of the catch-up and on-demand service streamed 272 million programmes per month on average in 2017, with total requests growing to 3.3 billion – an 11% increase on […]

Christmas cheer for record-breaking BBC iPlayer

The BBC’s on-demand service in the UK, BBC iPlayer, enjoyed a record week over Christmas, as box-set viewing rocketed. iPlayer recorded 69.2 million requests for its programming in the week between Monday, December 25 and Sunday, December 31, according to new stats from the British pubcaster. Furthermore, some 25.6 million hours were watched over the […]

BBC extends Irish language and Ulster Scots content with new iPlayer portal

The BBC has launched a dedicated portal on the BBC iPlayer for Irish-language and Ulster-Scots programming, making this content more widely available around the UK. A range of programmes, all of which have been supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language and Ulster-Scots Broadcast Funds, will be available via the portal, where audiences will be […]

Ampere study highlights shifting online video pattern

YouTube remains the most watched video service overall across 14 major markets, but Facebook now attracts just under half the number of eyeballs of Google’s service, according to Ampere Analysis’ Top Online Video Services Barometer. YouTube was the most watched service in all but one of the markets surveyed. The UK was the exception, where […]

iPlayer content chief Victoria Jaye to leave BBC

Victoria Jaye, head of TV content for BBC iPlayer, is to leave the BBC. Jaye, who has played a leading role in leading the BBC’s digital commissioning strategy for a decade and led the creative relaunch of iPlayer in 2014, will remain with the broadcaster until March next year, according to the BBC. She is […]

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