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Battlestar Galactica coming to iPlayer

The BBC has acquired celebrated sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica from NBCUniversal Global Distribution and is bringing it to BBC iPlayer as a box set. Originally broadcast between 2004 and 2009, every episode of the acclaimed show will be available to watch on iPlayer from September 5th. The series will also begin being broadcast on BBC […]

August 27, 2020

BBC Director: “BBC One fuels iPlayer growth”

Speaking at the 2020 Virtual Edinburgh Television Festival, Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: “2020 has been unprecedented, and while the pandemic has had a devastating impact on so many, it has also highlighted the power of television and the valuable role that BBC One plays in people’s lives. She continued: “BBC One has […]

August 25, 2020

BBC News: “Heading for 1 bulletin a day as social takes over”

Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s head of news, has said the number of traditional TV bulletins will likely be cut over the next few years as more people consume news online. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Unsworth said she thought there might only be one bulletin a day. Asked whether the News at Ten […]

August 20, 2020

BBC celebrates Reading & Leeds Festival

The BBC will celebrate the legacy of Reading and Leeds Festival with a weekend of live music and entertainment from August 28th to 30th when this year’s festival was due to take place. BBC Four, iPlayer, BBC Sounds, BBC Music Introducing, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 1Xtra will be joining […]

August 13, 2020

Ofcom: Lockdown doubles SVoD screen time

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw UK adults spend 40 per cent of their waking day watching TV and online video services, broadcast regulator Ofcom has found in its annual study of the nation’s media habits. People spend

August 5, 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

Heroes added to iPlayer

Celebrated sci-fi drama Heroes has returned to BBC iPlayer, with all four series available as a box set. Created by Tim Kring to emulate the storytelling style of American comic books, the show features an ensemble cast that includes Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, […]

August 4, 2020

The Real McCoy on iPlayer

Every episode of influential sketch comedy show The Real McCoy is now available on BBC iPlayer- the first time many fans will have been able to watch the show since it was originally on the air. The iconic series was originally broadcast between 1991 and 1996, and was one of the first TV sketch shows […]

July 29, 2020

Record number of kids using BBC services

Record-breaking numbers of children turned to the BBC’s iPlayer content, apps and websites during lockdown to keep themselves informed, educated and entertained while at home. On BBC iPlayer, programme requests for CBeebies and CBBC shows were up by 81 per cent from April to June at an average of 38 million every week. Children’s shows […]

July 23, 2020

Report: UK is Europe’s leading BVoD market

A study using Ampere Analysis’s most recent AVoD revenue data has revealed that European broadcasters are no longer playing catch-up when it comes to first run VoD content. Broadcaster VoD (BVoD) audiences tend to be younger and more affluent than those who watch linear television, which has contributed to an increase in digital-only commissions. Investment […]

July 20, 2020