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BBC iPlayer sees strongest ever quarter

The BBC iPlayer has reported its best quarter ever quarter on the back of new dramas including The Tourist, The Responder, This is Going to Hurt, The Rules of the Game and Chloe. January to March saw iPlayer’s strongest start to a year ever – with viewers streaming programmes a record 1.83 billion times in […]

April 29, 2022

CBeebies, Shakespeare’s Globe partner on As You Like It

The BBC is teaming up with Shakespeare’s Globe to bring celebrated comedy As You Like It to families across the UK. This special BBC CBeebies adaptation is set to take audiences both in the iconic theatre and at home, on a magical journey, as Shakespeare’s most famous comedy comes to life. CBeebies’ Steven Kynman (Robert […]

April 19, 2022

BBC acquires HBO Max’s Tokyo Vice

The BBC has acquired crime drama series Tokyo Vice. The series is co-produced by HBO Max, Endeavor Content and Japanese broadcaster WOWOW is based on American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. Filmed on location in Tokyo and starring Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort as Adelstein, Academy Award nominee […]

April 13, 2022

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 centenary marked with 1,000+ iPlayer box sets

The BBC is celebrating its 100th year with more than 1,000 box sets being made available to stream through its iPlayer service. Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels, says: “There’s no better time than during the BBC’s centenary year to discover a classic BBC series that you’ve never seen before or to watch […]

April 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Stellify Media recommission with Beauty Queen & Single

Stellify Media, the Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-owned, Belfast-based indie, has been re-commissioned by BBC One Northern Ireland, for another series of Beauty Queen & Single – the unique dating experiment that challenges self-confessed “beauty queens” to ditch their flawless perfection and embrace their natural beauty by going on five dates, with five guys, wearing not a scrap […]

April 6, 2022

Allianz Premier 15s on BT Sport, iPlayer

The RFU has announced that the Allianz Premier 15s final at Sixways Stadium will be broadcast live on BT Sport, and BBC iPlayer. The top four teams in the competition will progress to semi-final play-offs, played at the home ground of the top two teams on May 22nd (broadcast live on BT Sport 2, BBC […]

April 5, 2022

Sports fans won’t miss a single game from Qatar 2022

World Cup 2022 will be played in Qatar between 21 November and 18 December, and football fans in the United Kingdom won’t miss a single match thanks to a historic deal between the UK government and FIFA. Every game will be shown on free-to-air television and will also be available online using your desktop computer […]

April 5, 2022

BBC celebrates 60 years of The Rolling Stones

This summer, the BBC will celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones with a season of programming across television, radio and digital platforms. The centrepiece is an exclusive four-part series of films, My Life as a Rolling Stone, which will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, produced by Mercury Studios. It tells the story […]

April 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC: “Annual Plan delivers greater value”

The BBC says its new Annual Plan reveals creative highlights for the year ahead, and explains how the broadcaster will continue reforming to deliver maximum value to all audiences. The plan is published at a time when record numbers globally are tuning into the BBC for impartial news coverage of the war in Ukraine. During […]

March 30, 2022