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For watching live TV, subscribers might need a TV license

Subscription to live TV streaming services in the UK might require to be covered by a TV license. If subscribers watch or record live TV, either through a TV or live online, then a TV license will be required. For streaming BBC programmes on iPlayer, too, a license will be needed. A large section of …

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iPlayer ranked UK’s 3rd popular brand, Netflix 6th

According to a recent YouGov BrandIndex’s list of UK’s top 10 brands, the OTT service BBC iPlayer has been ranked third and the SVOD service Netflix took a new entry into the sixth position. YouTube made it to the ninth position and for the third year in a row, the discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl …

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iPlayer boosts 37% due to Summer Sports

BBC, the video streaming platform has reported an increase of 37% in summer iPlayer compared to the same period in last year, thanks to the major sporting events this year. The broadcaster experienced an average of 16 million unique browsers a week in June, July and August in this year. The live coverage of major sporting …

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BBC Challenging iTunes This Autumn With Online Pay TV Service

  The new VoD service, BBC Store, will let you buy and download individual shows or BBC series like Doctor Who. Facing the most hostile media landscape in recent memory, with the rise of Netflix, falling numbers of licence fee payers and the challenge of its Royal Charter renewal, the BBC will start charging for …

BBC Bullish on iPlayer Despite Recent Usage Drops

The BBC iPlayer, the U.K. public broadcaster’s popular VOD service, has seen sequential usage drops in recent months, leading the executive in charge to defend its performance in a blog post. “There were a number of articles suggesting iPlayer’s popularity is on the wane,” BBC iPlayer head Dan Taylor-Watt said in the post on Friday. …

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