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UK youth viewing habits revealed

The proportion of 18-24 year olds watching TV via a TV set is lower than those in older age groups including 25-34 year-olds, but the proportion watching TV via a laptop or PC is significantly higher, according to a survey carried out by YouGov ahead of the Guardian Changing Media Summit next week. According to […]

iPlayer records record January

Continued strong increases in mobile and tablet use, as well as improved measurement of radio plays helped drive BBC iPlayer to a record-breaking January, according to the latest statistics on the catch-up service to be released by UK public broadcaster the BBC. There were 272 million iPlayer requests in January, up 26% on the previous […]

iPlayer content boss leaves for Livity

Derren Lawford is leaving his position as head of programming and scheduling for Global BBC iPlayer to join youth agency Livity. At Livity, Lawford will be head of conent, providing direction across its activities with a focus on the youth engagement agency’s online video output. The organisation has produced multiplatform content including Channel 4’s teen […]

BBC to launch content on iPlayer before TV

The BBC has approved plans to launch a raft of programming online before it hits linear TV. Minutes just released from a meeting of the BBC Trust, the organisation that oversees the UK public broadcaster, reveal that it has greenlit a trial that will see up to 40 hours of BBC content launched on streaming […]

iPlayer boss Daniel Danker joins BBC Studios board

Daniel Danker, general manager of programmes and on demand at the BBC’s Future Media division, has joined BBC Studios and Post Production (BBCS&PP) as a non-executive board member. Danker oversees strategy and delivery of the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service as well as its interactive Red Button offering. Speaking about his board appointment, Danker said: “With […]

Rastamouse and Wallace & Gromit acquired for BBC Global iPlayer

Global iPlayer, the international version of the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service, has acquired a handful of kids titles. It has inked deals with Aardman Animations and DHX for various titles. From Aardman it has Wallace & Gromit half-hour films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, and A Matter of Loaf and […]

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