Category archives for: Catch Up

World Cup brings 230m+ iPlayer requests in July

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BBC’s iPlayer saw 231 million requests in July. As the World Cup drew to a close, all three of the final matches made it into the top 20 most requested programmes, with the Germany v Brazil match generating 1.2 million requests, once again boosting live requests to 15 per cent of the total for TV – on a par with […]

Exclusive Doctor Who Extra on iPlayer

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The BBC has announced Doctor Who Extra – a brand-new series, exclusively on iPlayer. The broadcaster says the programme is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as it follows Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor. Over the course of 12 programmes, the BBC traces the highs and lows […]

iPlayer on Xbox One before year-end

The BBC is finally readying an iPlayer app for the Xbox One console. In a post on the BBC’s official blog to announce the roll out of the iPlayer’s new connected TV experience, the broadcaster revealed the Xbox One app will arrive in a few months. “I am happy to announce that we’re aiming to launch new BBC iPlayer on […]

UTV Player launches on iOS, Android

Viewers in Northern Ireland are now able to catch up with their favorite UTV programmes on their phone or tablet following the launch of a new UTV Player. UTV’s new catch up service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and remains completely free of charge. The new UTV Player supports desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile viewing, […]

Every Premier League club On Demand with Sky

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Sky Sports On Demand is launching a section dedicated to every Barclays Premier League club, allowing fans to catch up on programming and features on their club at any time. For the first time, viewers will be able to choose from 20 different club sections in the on demand section on the Sky+HD box, offering fans a selection of programming […]

Oz FreeviewPlus confirms September launch

Originally scheduled for launch in the first half of 2014, but delayed as a result of technical issues, Australian DTT platform Freeview has confirmed that its FreeviewPlus HbbTV service will now launch September 2, and will be backed by a TV teaser campaign, featuring some of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities. The campaign, carrying the tagline ‘FreeviewPlus, a whole new way […]

iPlayer requests up 9% YoY

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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 […]

ITV boosted by online, denies Liberty bid

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Total revenues at ITV are up 7 per cent to £1.225 billion (€1.45bn). Online, Pay & Interactive revenues were up 20 per cent to £67 million whilst total ITV Studios revenues rose 2 per cent to £402 million. ITV said it delivered a ‘good’ performance in the first half of the year with revenue growth across the business and double […]

BBC’s record-breaking sporting summer

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport has reported record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month – with 77.5 million unique browsers in June, beating the previous record of 73.6 million set during the London […]

BBC explains iPlayer outage

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Richard Cooper, the BBC’s Controller of Digital Distribution for BBC Future Media, has posted a blog explaining the background to the serious incident over the weekend which impacted BBC iPlayer, BBC iPlayer Radio, and audio and video playback on other parts of bbc.co.uk, which also forced the Corporation to use its emergency homepage for prolonged periods of time. “We have […]

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