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BBC iPlayer has more than 1.4 million visitors per day

By Claudine Beaumont, Technology Editor 527PM GMT eighteen March 2010

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M&S air wave with BBC iPlayer The BBC"s catch-up air wave service, iPlayer, had an normal of 1.4 million visitors a day in February, according to the ultimate total

The Feb figures, done accessible currently by the BBC, underline the fast recognition of the iPlayer platform, that allows people to catch up with air wave and TV programmes aired in the last 7 days.

The iPlayer site was visited by an normal of 1.4m people every day last month, and that there were 3.5 million "views" of programmes and air wave shows in February. Visitors to the site outlayed an normal of 64 mins examination episodes of air wave programmes, whilst air wave listeners outlayed some-more than 163 mins tuning in to shows formerly promote opposite the BBC"s air wave output.

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The most-watched programme was the live part of EastEnders, that noted the show"s 26th anniversary. More than 1.13 million people used the iPlayer use to find out who killed Archie, whilst an part of Chris Moyles" BBC Radio 1 breakfast show perceived some-more than 104,000 plays.

BBC iPlayer is accessible on a series of platforms, together with mobile phones, such as the iPhone, and games consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3. Nintendo"s family-friendly Wii accounts for five per cent of all iPlayer requests done by televisions. The website stays the height of preference for majority viewers, with 68.7 million requests in February, whilst 17.8 million were done around Virgin Media"s on-demand set-top box service. More than a million observation requests were done around mobile phones.

Erik Huggers, head of Future Media and Technology at the BBC, the multiplication obliged for the iPlayer, pronounced the catch-up TV height would shortly exaggerate partnerships with the likes of Facebook and Twitter, to have the iPlayer observation experience "more social".

"We are close to rising the third version of the iPlayer in beta that will have most some-more amicable functions embedded inside of it," Mr Huggers told the Telegraph. "People will be means to move their Facebook friends onto the iPlayer so they can share what they are listening to or examination with each alternative some-more easily."


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