Smartphones and tablets drive iPlayer up

BBC-iplayerBig increases in mobile and tablet use helped drive BBC iPlayer to a record-breaking January, according to the latest statistics released by the BBC.

There were 272 million iPlayer requests in January, up 26 per cent on the previous month. TV requests passed the 200 million mark for the first time. There were 37 million TV requests on tablets, up from 26 million in December, and requests on mobile devices grew to 38 million from 28 million in December. TV requests on computers grew from 77 million to 87 million month-on-month, with smaller increases for TV platform operators, Smart TVs and games consoles.

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