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iPlayer requests up 9% YoY

June saw 260 million requests to BBC iPlayer, up nine per cent on the same time last year.

Live viewing also increased across TV and radio last month as audiences turned to BBC iPlayer to keep up to date with sporting action from the World Cup, Test Cricket and Wimbledon. On TV, the Brazil v Chile game generated over 1 million requests, 600k of which were live; and on radio there were over 1.5 million requests for the England v Sri Lanka test.

Data consistent with previous months shows that the BBC iPlayer is used for TV at roughly the same time of day as linear TV viewing, although there is proportionally more daytime and late-peak use. For radio, BBC iPlayer is used far more in daytime than traditional radio listening, which peaks at breakfast-time

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