Beeb?s successful online TV service reaches new landmark and popularity continues to grow

BBC iPlayer hits 75 million downloads

The iPlayer, BBC’s on demand catch up TV service that streams shows direct to user’s computers, has now officially delivered over 75 million pieces of content.

TechRadar reports that 21 million programmes were downloaded in April alone, 20 per cent up on the month before, with shows such as The Apprective and Doctor Who topping the ratings.

Digital-only channel BBC3 also performs well in the listings – suggesting that the typical iPlayer audience is not perhaps a typical terrestrial consumer.

The news is unlikely to be welcomes by ISPs, who have previously petitioned the government to make the BBC pay for all the extra internet bandwidth the growing demand is consuming.

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