BBC Four and children’s channel CBBC will close in the next few years, while the domestic BBC News channel will merge with BBC World News to create a single channel, under new plans announced Thursday.
The first three months of 2022 have produced a new record-breaking quarter for the BBC iPlayer.
Streaming records continue to be broken with BBC iPlayer recording a new record of 141 million programmes streamed during the week of the New Year (27 December – 3 January).
The BBC will be screening some of its most popular shows in the Ultra HD format over the Christmas holiday period.
BBC iPlayer is now available on PlayStation 5, having been added to the games platform ahead of the Christmas holiday period.
The BBC is introducing a new look for the TV version of the iPlayer.
The BBC is adding more archive content to the BBC iPlayer streaming service.
The customers of ScreenHits TV can now add the BBC iPlayer to the aggregator platform.
The BBC’s streaming service is continue to grow audience.The BBC iPlayer has again reported its best quarter on record, with over 1.7 billion streams in the first three months of the year.
BBC iPlayer has recorded more than 5 billion annual requests in a month for the first time in its history.