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BBC: “We’re most used media brand in UK”

In its annual report, the BBC has said is the most used media brand in the UK, revealing it is used by 90 per cent of adults on average per week, with the public choosing BBC programming and services around 250 million times a day. Despite the challenges of lockdown (for the period the annual […]

July 6, 2021

BBC plans commercial income boost

The BBC has set out its ambition to ‘build commercial income’ – one of four top priorities set out by Tim Davie in his first week as Director-General, and now underway to modernise the BBC and offer better value to every licence fee payer. As well as an ambition to build commercial income, these priorities […]

March 11, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: Half of owners wait for dog before watching TV

Nine out of 10 UK dog owners are watching more TV and streaming more content since the pandemic began. That’s not entirely surprising, but The Dog People at Rover have released a report that reveals where dogs fit into that down time – and it shows that nearly half (47 per cent) of dog owners […]

February 24, 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

Classic EastEnders episodes on iPlayer

EastEnders fans can relive some of the most memorable moments in the soap opera’s 35 year history with a selection of iconic episodes now available to stream on BBC iPlayer. A selection of storylines across four decades are available – from the classic two-hander between Den and Angie Watts and Phil and Kathy’s famous engagement […]

January 12, 2021

iPlayer sees record-breaking Xmas

The BBC has seen record-breaking year-on-year growth of BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds over the Christmas holidays, as more people consumed its content digitally. On iPlayer, new dramas The Serpent and Black Narcissus, the Christmas antics in EastEnders and Call The Midwife – together with the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie helped smash records for viewing, with […]

January 6, 2021

BBC One wins Xmas Day

BBC One secured the top five most watched programmes, and seven out of the top ten, as audiences turned to the channel on December 25th. BBC One was the channel of choice showcasing a range of entertaining programmes across drama, comedy and entertainment. Kate Phillips, Acting Controller of BBC One, commented: “BBC One had the […]

December 27, 2020

BBC iPlayer exceeds 5bn annual requests

This year there have been 5.3 billion requests to stream content on the BBC iPlayer service across January to November, 33 per cent ahead of the same period last year, and already 850 million requests higher than the whole of 2019. Killing Eve has once again been a huge hit, with nearly 40 million requests […]

December 8, 2020

iPlayer sets record month with 570m requests

Viewers flocked to BBC iPlayer in record numbers in May, which has now become iPlayer’s biggest month ever. There were 570 million requests to stream programmes on iPlayer in May, up from 564 million programme requests in April, which was the previous best month on record, and growing an extraordinary 72 per cent on the […]

June 30, 2020