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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Iplayer Boss names 2013 "the year of the tablet".

The BBC's iPlayer boss, Dan Taylor has written a blog post, calling 2013 "the year of the tablet". The news comes after the BBC have released a Christmas 2013's most requested iPlayer programmes. The list reads as follows

  1.  Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor - 1.96 million
  2. EastEnders - 25 Dec 1.6 million
  3. EastEnders - 26 Dec 1.38 million
  4. Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special 1 - 1.36 million
  5. EastEnders - 27 Dec 1.26 million
  6. Call the Midwife - 1.02 million
  7. Gangsta Granny - 1.02 million
  8. EastEnders - 31 Dec 961,000
  9. EastEnders - 30 Dec 937,000
  10. EastEnders - 24 Dec 922,000
  11. EastEnders - 23 Dec 872,000
  12. Still Open All Hours - 26 Dec 842,000
  13. Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special 2 - 820,000
  14. EastEnders - 20 Dec 793,000
  15. Death Comes to Pemberley Episode 1 - 771,000
  16. Citizen Khan Series 2, Episode 7 - 751,000
  17. Michael McIntyre's Showtime - 25 Dec - 643,000
  18. Strictly Come Dancing Grand Final 626,000
  19. Nativity! - 586,000
  20. Atlantis - Episode 12, Part 1 - 584,000
In the article published by BBC NEWS Taylor says the "record-breaking" Christmas period saw a total of 102 million requests - 80 million for TV and 22 million for radio programmes." "Christmas Day TV is all about families gathering around the biggest screen of the house and most viewing on the day is via broadcast TV," he added.

"BBC iPlayer has an important role as a complementary platform for BBC broadcast programmes, especially on Boxing Day and New Year's Day, when requests on iPlayer really start to peak and you have time to catch up on the must-watch Christmas programmes." The article also confirms that mobile and tablet devices accounted for a record 72% of BBC Sport's traffic on Boxing day. 

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