iPlayer-via-cable huge hit for Virgin Media

iPlayer-via-cable huge hit for Virgin Media

July 21, 2016

Virgin Media has recorded 10.5 million iPlayer viewings since the iPlayer-via-cable service was introduced last month.

UK residents can use BBC’s iPlayer to download any BBC programme broadcast in the past seven days onto their computer, including favourites such as Doctor Who and Eastenders.

Virgin’s new iPlayer-via-cable service allows Virgin Media customers to watch iPlayer from the comfort of their sofa.

iPlayer-via-cable broadcasts direct to customer’s televisions in TV quality and has no download waiting time.

Malcolm Wall, CEO of content at Virgin Media, said that Virgin’s inclusion of iPlayer on their cable service represents the companies ‘pioneering commitment’ to on demand television.

Rahul Chakkara, BBC Controller of TV Platforms, said the popularity of the service demonstrates a ‘real appetite’ for catch-up TV on demand, especially when it is made available ‘from the comfort of the living room’.

Virgin Media has 3.5 million cable TV customers, meaning that around 3 programmes per viewer have been downloaded via the iPlayer service.

timyeo

Related Posts

Vodafone expands to Spain and Italy

Comments Off on Vodafone expands to Spain and Italy

WiMAX operator Global Mobile rescued by chairman

Comments Off on WiMAX operator Global Mobile rescued by chairman

Aspen Optics sees huge potential from “100Mbit Nations”

Comments Off on Aspen Optics sees huge potential from “100Mbit Nations”

DVB-SH edges closer to commercial release

Comments Off on DVB-SH edges closer to commercial release

Ofcom looks into BT pricing strategy

Comments Off on Ofcom looks into BT pricing strategy

Cyan Launches CyAlliance Wireless Backhaul Program

Comments Off on Cyan Launches CyAlliance Wireless Backhaul Program

Edge Telecom Acquires Invomo With Support From Harelequin Finance

Comments Off on Edge Telecom Acquires Invomo With Support From Harelequin Finance

FTTH Quick Start Program from Occam

Comments Off on FTTH Quick Start Program from Occam

NFC technology gets trial in Gothenburg

Comments Off on NFC technology gets trial in Gothenburg

UK’s internet infrastructure at risk from future flooding

Comments Off on UK’s internet infrastructure at risk from future flooding

PAYG mobile broadband plan launched by 3

Comments Off on PAYG mobile broadband plan launched by 3

BSM signs deal with Vodafone partner AMC Communications

Comments Off on BSM signs deal with Vodafone partner AMC Communications

Create Account



Log In Your Account