This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

IT news articles from ihotdesk
E-mail article
Print article
Complete a contact form
Contact us
Have a representative from ihotdesk call you
Request a
call back


Return to article list

Popularity of BBC iPlayer rockets

Software services
Get the hotNews RSS Feed
click here

News Archive

Year Category  
2008 Outsourcing 75
2008 Software services 8
2008 Project 3
2008 Security 35
2008 Product 23
2008 Communications 69
2008 SME IT 83
2007 Outsourcing 252
2007 Software services 165
2007 Project 158
2007 Security 120
2007 Product 146
2007 Communications 82
2007 SME IT 14
2006 Outsourcing 123
2006 Software services 133
2006 Project 46
2006 Security 120
2006 Product 126

Breaking news from ihotdesk communications, Voice, VoIP and Video conferencing solutions in London:
The popularity of the BBC's iPlayer has "rocketed", according to one media analyst.

Category Communications
07 February 2008
The popularity of the BBC's iPlayer has "rocketed", according to one media analyst.

Global intelligence firm for broadband and digital platforms, Screen Digest, has published a report of usage data figures and forecasts for online TV media in the UK, which reveals that the iPlayer has experienced a "surge" in usage.

The firm reports that the BBC's platform accounted for 38 per cent of all free-to-view streams in the UK during 2007.

Its success was put down to the "comparative lag in other broadcasters' delivery models", with the BBC's model receiving praise for its browser-based open-access delivery and flash-based streaming.

During 2007 around 0.8 billion free-to-view online TV streams and downloads were initiated by UK broadband households in total – a figure expected to rise to 1.5 billion by the end of 2008.

Arash Amel, senior analyst at Screen Digest, said: "It is expected that the success of the BBC's iPlayer open web streaming model will encourage UK commercial broadcasters to enter a long term reassessment of how they deliver programming to users."

He added that the "long-term financial outlook" of the UK online TV sector now depends on the future development of "convincing platform strategies" from UK commercial broadcasters such as ITV, Channel Four and Five.

Channel Four launched its online streaming service, 4oD, in December 2006 allowing viewers to download programmes they missed on TV, often for free.

ADNFCR-8000229-ID-18457973-ADNFCR© Adfero Ltd
Related articles
'New iPhone will prove popular'
Mobile bundle deals on the increase
Smartphone sales continue to rise
'Buyers aware of mobile technology range'
Mobile email service launched

Read all news