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 same quarter last year. Viewing was already up prior to the UK lockdown, with the first quarter 34 per cent higher than the same quarter for 2019.

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