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BBC daytime drama to première on iPlayer

October 18, 2013

By Colin Mann

To celebrate the return of the fifth series of BBC One’s thought-provoking and acclaimed Daytime drama Moving On, the programme will also première, in its entirety, on BBC iPlayer.

The series première on BBC iPlayer is part of the BBC Trust’s approved trial to explore the role of online premièring across a range of genres and channels.

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Daytime, said that Moving On had firmly established itself as a favourite with the daytime audience and the broadcaster was delighted to be able to offer new episodes exclusively on BBC iPlayer and on BBC Daytime this autumn.

Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content, BBC iPlayer, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted that Jimmy McGovern’s Moving On will be the first drama series to première on BBC iPlayer, in its entirety. As an established drama in the daytime schedule, the series première on BBC iPlayer will be both a gift to loyal viewers and an unprecedented opportunity for a wider audience to enjoy these five stand-alone films across multiple devices, and at a time that suits them. Over the last year, there has been 43 per cent growth in BBC iPlayer usage across mobile and tablet – with drama programmes driving almost a third of total viewing.”

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