BBC iPlayer Streams Ahead With Nearly 3.6Bn Views In “Record-Breaking” Year

Published on Dec 04, 2019

BBC iPlayer Streams Ahead With Nearly 3.6Bn Views In “Record-Breaking” Year

The BBC’s director of content Charlotte Moore has hailed a “record-breaking” year for iPlayer after the British broadcaster’s streaming service was boosted by shows including RuPaul’s Drag Race and Peaky Blinders.

At the BBC’s Christmas drinks on Tuesday night, Moore revealed that iPlayer has clocked up 3.55Bn program requests in the ten months to the end of October 2019. This was up more than 10% on the same period in 2018.

Moore paused halfway through announcing the 3.55Bn figure to look at the audience and say “these figures are quite extraordinary,” as the BBC offered an insight into how its streamer is performing amid intense competition from Netflix and Amazon.

To put that in some context, iPlayer managed 3.6Bn views over the whole of last year, while in 2017, the online video player chalked up a total of 3.3Bn streams.

iPlayer has been given a shot in the arm by the

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Author: Jake Kanter