BBC iPlayer sees strong June numbers

The BBC has released its monthly performance pack for the BBC iPlayer for the month of June and has seen a 9% boost on requests from the On-Demand service.

The iPlayer had a huge 260 million requests on the service. It's thought this could be because of a number of particularly popular programmes and some key sporting events. The Brazil v Chile game in the World Cup generated over one million views on it's own while the England v Sri Lanka test match generated 600k.

The most popular programmes on the iPlayer in June was BBC Three documentary 'Murdered By My Boyfriend' (2 million requests) and David Beckham's 'Into the Unknown' (1.2 million).

This is a bit boost for June, year-on-year but didn't match the 320 million requests from March of this year. The online service has, however seen incredibly steady growth since its launch; in Jan 2009, the service showed just 62 million requests.

The BBC monthly report shows that 28% of June's viewing was from a computer and an almost comparable 27% was on tablet devices and 19% on mobile; great news for the Mobile Video Alliance here at the DTG.

To read more on the monthly performance of the BBC iPlayer use the link to the right.

DTG Staff  |  05.08.2014

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