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BBC unveils The Glastonbury Experience 2021

With the pandemic seeing the Glastonbury Festival cancelled for a second consecutive year, BBC Music is once again hosting a celebration of the iconic event across BBC television, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and BBC Sounds, from June 25th to 27th. Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop Music, commented: “Summer wouldn’t be complete without a celebration of […]

June 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC to air botched Glastonbury concert

The BBC has secured the rights to broadcast footage from Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm concert, and has also commissioned a documentary which will explore behind the scenes at the event. The livestream on May 22nd was disrupted by technical issues, which left hundreds of fans unable to tune in. Many ticket holders, who had […]

May 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Glastonbury cancelled again

The Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled for a second year running due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The expected news was confirmed on the Worthy Farm event’s Twitter page. “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place,” the tweet read. “And that this will be […]

January 21, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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 requests up 47%

A record-breaking number of viewers turned to BBC iPlayer in the first half of 2020, with 3.1 billion requests to stream programmes, up by 47 per cent on the previous year. April-June also marks a new best-ever quarter for iPlayer with 1.6 billion requests, an increase of more than half (59 per cent) on the […]

August 5, 2020