BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is the front door to the whole of the BBC on demand, offering audiences a treasure trove of ambitious, high quality content from films and kids’ titles to sport, music and arts and all the  BBC’s TV channels – including Radio 1 and BBC Three.

Available on over 10,000 devices from computers and smartphones to tablets and connected TVs, BBC iPlayer is revolutionising how audiences enjoy the BBC in an internet first world.

iPlayer was born a catch up TV service but today 30% of viewers are enjoying content on iPlayer they’ve discovered for the very first time. With reach to iPlayer up 16% year-on-year, iPlayer is fast becoming a primary entertainment destination, especially for younger audiences.

iPlayer is in the top three most talked about brands in the UK and we want to grow the love for iPlayer by making it an entertainment habit for all British audiences. .

BBC iPlayer has a weekly reach of 10 million people which is equivalent to 17 million browsers a week. It is the most commonly used VOD service in the UK (51% of adults). 46% of iPlayer users are under 34 and we index well with black and minority ethnic (BAME) audiences.


BBC Music in iPlayer 

BBC Music is the corporation’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years - comprising an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives across Radio, TV and online platforms. 

To find out more about BBC Music in BBC iPlayer visit the BBC Music commissioning page.


BBC Radio 1 in iPlayer

Radio 1’s visual production is essential for fulfilling the station’s remit to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech and to reflect the lives and interests of 15 – 29 year-olds. The Radio 1 iPlayer channel builds on the continued success of Radio 1’s YouTube channel, which now has 3.5 million subscribers, making Radio 1 the world’s most watched radio station.

The channel offers a range of on-demand programmes including Live Loungeperformances, live studio guests, documentaries, events, Maida Vale sessions and content from BBC Newsbeat.

Vsit the BBC Radio 1 in iPlayer commissioning page to find out more.

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