1.94 Billion Programmes Requests Made Through iPlayer in 2011

By Gary Cutlack on at

The BBC's announced a few year-end stats for its iPlayer service, claiming that nearly two billion TV and radio shows were streamed during 2011. Mobile connections are powering growth, with tablet viewing up nearly 600 per cent year-on-year.

The most comically huge rise, percentage wise, came from those watching via the iPlayer app on internet-connected TVs. That figure rose to 7m viewing requests in December, up an incredible 1000 per cent from the previous year's numbers, thanks to the growth in adoption of "smart" TVs.

All of this added together means the BBC saw 187 million monthly requests for streams across all of the above platforms and desktop, which is a 29 per cent increase over December of 2010. [TNW]