BBC iPlayer has recorded more than 5 billion annual requests in a month for the first time in its history.
A record number of viewers turned to the BBC iPlayer during the first half of 2020. The streaming service received 3.1 billion requests, representing a 47% increase on the previous year.
BBC iPlayer continued to reap the benefits of lockdown in May by recording its biggest month to date.
The BBC iPlayer has achieved a new record day with 22.5 million requests.
The debut of new BBC Three drama Normal People has given the online channel its best week ever, more than doubling the previous record.
The combination of newly released boxed -sets and the prime minister’s address to the nation ahead of the UK lockdown helped the iPlayer to its best ever day.
The BBC has launched a version of the iPlayer suitable for family viewing.
UK audiences are enjoying unprecedented choice and innovation, says a five year-review into public broadcasting by the regulator Ofcom.
The BBC is launching a dedicated channel across this weekend (January 25-26) for the 4th Round of the FA Cup.
The BBC is to combine the separate apps it currently runs for BBC News and BBC Sport into the iPlayer.