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BBC iPlayer receives 75m+ requests

May 22, 2008

BBC research has revealed that the BBC iPlayer has now received more than 75 million requests to stream or download programmes since launch. The research also shows that BBC iPlayer enjoyed another month of strong growth during April.

The total number of requests for downloads and streams of BBC programmes in April was 21 million, rising from 17.2 million in March and representing growth of over 20 per cent month on month. Average weekly users of BBC iPlayer reached 1.4 million in April, up from 1.1 million in March, and approximately double January’s average of 750,000 users.

The average daily number of requests to download or stream programmes via BBC iPlayer rose to 700,000 in April. This is an increase of more than a quarter on the 550,000+ daily requests to stream or download in March, while in January there was an average of 360,000+ requests received each day.

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