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This article was published on April 29, 2014

    BBC iPlayer recorded its best ever month in March, with 320 million programme requests

    BBC iPlayer recorded its best ever month in March, with 320 million programme requests
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    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    The BBC today released the March edition of its iPlayer performance report, revealing new record highs for its Internet-based TV and radio service over the four-week period.

    Requests for TV and radio content rose to 320 million, breaking the previous high of 315 million documented in January. It also represents a hefty 18 percent increase on the same period last year. The BBC also launched an iPlayer redesign in mid-March, which might have contributed to the uptick in usage.

    TV performed particularly well, rising to 248 million requests. The previous record was again set in January, with 242 million requests across iPlayer. The top performing shows were the Top Gear Burma Specials, followed by the ‘Battle Rounds’ on The Voice and British sitcom Outnumbered.

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