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.
Vsit the BBC Radio 1 in iPlayer commissioning page to find out more.
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Latest iPlayer news
BBC Teach wish to commission a series of short films to complement its existing computer science related content. The deadline for initial proposals is 21 June 2017
Head of Music Commissioning for television Jan Younghusband is interested in a new popular music series for Friday nights on BBC Four for transmission in 2018 or 2019.
Read up to date commissioning priorities for BBC One, Two and Three.
BBC Three today announced a brand new series, Queer Britain, presented by YouTuber and journalist Riyadh Khalaf. Starting Sunday 7 May on BBC Three’s iPlayer and YouTube channels, the weekly series consists of six episodes which aims to get under the skin of queer culture and shine a light on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Watch updated interviews with Jan along with her new commissioning headlines. Current needs include Saturday night single films of 60 or 90 minutes for BBC Two and director led, authored rock documentaries and music history films for the channel.
Comedy Peter Kay’s Car Share and returning dramas Doctor Who and Line Of Duty captivated BBC iPlayer viewers in April, with the three series making up the entirety of the top ten most-requested episodes.