Thursday, 22 January 2015

BBC iPlayer requests rose over 10% in 2014

"BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio saw a record-breaking 3.5 billion TV and radio programme requests in 2014 – up from 3.1 billion in 2013, with over 2.6 billion TV requests and over 860 million radio requests across all devices.
The much-anticipated return of Sherlock was the most popular programme, with 4.2 million requests, followed by Top Gear (Series 21) with 3.8 million requests and BBC Three’s critically acclaimed film Murdered By My Boyfriend with 3 million requests. On radio, cricket dominated, with Test Match Special of England versus India on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra topping the table with 312,500 requests, followed by coverage of Manchester United versus Manchester City with 295,300 requests and Carl Froch take on George Groves in the ring with 219,800 requests.
Mobile and tablet continued to dominate iPlayer growth, with a 51 per cent increase in requests from tablets (801 million requests in 2014) and 32 per cent increase in requests year on year from mobiles (662 million requests in 2014). BBC iPlayer also saw increasing demand to watch iPlayer TV programmes on the biggest screen in the house, with a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in requests from Connected TVs (626 million requests in 2014)."

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