The number of requests for programming from the BBC’s catch-up TV service, iPlayer has rocketed from 11 million in January 2012 to 40 million in January this year. The age profile of iPlayer users has also changed, with the number of people over 55 using the service up 24% in 2012.
The most-requested individual programme in January was the first episode of documentary series Africa, with 2.3 million views, followed by an episode of motoring show, Top Gear with just under 2m requests. However, dominating the month’s usage was the sitcom Miranda, withsix episodes accounting for almost 8m requests.
The iPlayer online catch-up TV service is available through PCs and mobile devices, connected TVs and set-top boxes for the Sky UK and Freesat platforms broadcasting from ASTRA 28.2°E.
Visit www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer for more information