March 2010 BBC iPlayer

The March 2010 BBC iPlayer press pack is now available to download as a PDF: BBC iPlayer Press Pack – Mar 2010.

Here’s some highlights chosen by the Comms team:

* Radio requests were highest on record, reaching 33 million requests and TV programmes requests were 84 million
* In total there were 118 million requests across all platforms (both online platforms and devices and BBC iPlayer on Virgin Media TV combined).
* Sport Relief, Wonders of the Solar System and Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds stood out strongly among TV offers, whilst for audio requests the Football Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool was the most requested item.
* March also saw the amount of time people spent enjoying BBC iPlayer increase. The average weekly amount of time spent watching TV programmes increased 6% to 68 minutes and the average weekly amount of time spent listening to radio programmes increased 8% to 176 minutes.

Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online

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