BBC iPlayer breaks new record of 100 million requests

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 
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  • BBC iPlayer breaks 100 million requests, with record numbers at the end of 2009
  • New Year’s Day was most popular day for people “iPlayer-ing” over Christmas
  • One-in-eight requests for TV programmes now coming from a games console

New figures released today show that BBC iPlayer reached a new landmark, as the on-demand service broke 100 million requests for programmes in a month for the first time.

The service, which is now available on more than 20 devices, allows people to catch up with their favourite BBC programmes using their TV, mobile phone or computer. The final two weeks of December 2009 saw a huge increase for people accessing BBC programmes through their games console. One in eight of all TV requests are now coming from either a Nintendo Wii or Sony PS3 console, which is an increase of 74% since November 2009.

Total monthly BBC iPlayer requests across all platforms:
Millions of Requests