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Conversation with Friends debuts in May on BBC Three, iPlayer

The BBC has has announced that Conversation with Friends will air on May 15th on BBC Three with all episodes additionally available that day through the BBC iPlayer. Conversations with Friends follows Frances (Alison Oliver), a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own […]

April 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC reschedules EastEnders, Doctors

The BBC has announced that flagship soap EastEnders and drama series Doctors are both are moving in the schedules to make Monday to Thursday the time to watch them in their new broadcast slots on BBC One and BBC Two. From March 7th, EastEnders will air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights […]

February 22, 2022

iPlayer celebrates record festive season

Viewers flocked to the BBC in record numbers between Christmas and New Year, with BBC iPlayer setting a new festive record of 141 million programmes streamed during New Year week (December 27th – January 3rd), up 6 per cent on the same week the year previously. The New Year has also started with a bang, with […]

January 14, 2022

Line of Duty most watched iPlayer show

Figures released by the BBC indicate that police drama Line of Duty’s return is BBC iPlayer’s biggest episode of the year so far, with the first episode of the sixth series streamed 9.2 million times, and the boxset has been streamed 137 million times. In addition, consolidated figure show that 14.6 million people watched the […]

December 21, 2021

Freeview Play hits 10m users

UK FTA digital service Freeview has revealed that its connected TV platform Freeview Play is now used in over 10 million homes. This follows over 14 million sales, with Freeview saying the milestone cements its position as the fastest-growing TV platform in the UK. Launched in 2015, Freeview Play is built into the majority of […]

October 27, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC acquires more Canadian Drag Race

Following the success of the first Canadian series, BBC Three has acquired series two of Canada’s Drag Race from World of Wonder, bringing it back to BBC iPlayer in December 2021. The second series will drop as a ten-part boxset on BBC iPlayer, alongside a special anniversary episode with Canada’s First Drag Superstar, Priyanka, looking […]

October 27, 2021

Study: UK SVoD subs up 50%

UK adults sought solace in screens and streaming in 2020, spending a third of their waking hours watching TV and online video content, according to broadcast regulator Ofcom’s annual study of the nation’s media habits. With people across the UK under some form of lockdown restrictions for most of last year, more than 2,000 hours […]

August 5, 2021

iPlayer: Record-breaking start to year

BBC iPlayer has seen its best quarter on record with over 1.7 billion streams in the first three months of the year, according to figures released by the Corporation. The streaming service has grown 22 per cent on the same period last year, driven by the success of new titles such as The Serpent and […]

April 20, 2021

iPlayer: Record-breaking start to 2021

The start of 2021 has seen viewing surge on BBC iPlayer, with the first full week (January 4th– 10th) breaking records as viewers streamed 162 million programmes – as they flocked to watch programmes such as The Serpent, A Perfect Planet, Traces and EastEnders on iPlayer. That week also saw a record 4.1 million people […]

January 19, 2021

BBC lockdown education initiative

The BBC is to deliver what it says is the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents as a third national lockdown begins. Reacting quickly to […]

January 6, 2021