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Consumers increasingly embracing streaming

According to part two of the results from the second NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) joint research study on consumer attitudes toward television viewing, greater opportunities exist for content creators and content rights holders as consumers continue to embrace and seek out streamed content. The study found that viewers who stream TV programmes say they have more […]

Record-breaking 2014 for iPlayer

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

Catch-up driving viewing more than live TV

After years of being told that ‘family viewing time’ around the television will become a thing of the past, data from KPMG shows that the typical British family continues to congregate around a TV set. Today’s modern family is, however, drawn towards catch up – rather than real-time – viewing. According to KPMG’s latest Media Tracker, almost

iPlayer Xmas record

The controversial Top Gear special in Argentina was the most popular iPlayer show over the UK’s Christmas period. There were more than two million requests to view part one of the show, shot in Patagonia. BBC figures showed a 25 per cent rise in demand for its iPlayer catch-up service, year on year. There were 227 million requests to view […]

Over 30,000 hours on-demand at YouView

YouView customers now have access to over 30,000 hours of on-demand films, box sets and TV series. The recent addition of Netflix adds to a collection of content that now makes up more than 40,000 titles. Other options include films from Sky Store, Sky Movies on NOW TV, plus free-to-air on demand films as well as TV series from BBC […]

iPlayer extends download window


The BBC is extending the time iPlayer users have to download TV shows to watch offline on a range of mobiles, tablets and computers – from 7 to 30 days – just in time for the festive period. The BBC has also confirmed that the iPlayer app is now available on the Xbox One games console. Dan Taylor-Watt, Head of […]

BBC Store could replace Global iPlayer

Marcus Arthur, president, UK and ANZ, BBC Worldwide Store, admitted to the Digital TV Summit in London that the trial Global iPlayer was gaining “limited traction” and would probably be replaced by a global version of the BBC Store. He said the BBC was yet to decide between a subscription or transaction model for the Store, “when we go overseas […]

iPlayer receives 318m requests in October

October saw 318 million programme requests on BBC iPlayer, the second highest monthly request figure ever (only March 2014 has beaten this, with 320 million). Average daily requests increased in October to 10.2 million, also close to record-beating. The proportion of requests across the 4 screens remained fairly stable in October, with computers delivering 30 per cent of requests, tablets […]

NATPE, CEA continue viewing research project

NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with […]

UKTV Play launches on PC and YouView

Cable and satellite broadcaster UKTV has launched digital brand UKTV Play on PC and connected on-demand platform YouView. UKTV Play, which celebrated a successful launch on iOS earlier this year, is an intuitively-designed TV application that gives viewers easy access to their favourite shows from UKTV’s popular free-to-air channels, including the UK’s most watched non-PSB channel, Dave and popular entertainment […]

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