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The Unmissable BBC iPlayer

The UNMISSABLE CXO BBC Player CXO EU The amount of traffic to the iplayer (Oct 2009) UK population 70million 53.2million 26.1million requests for the month of October requests for TV programmes (highest number to date) requests for Radio programmes How the iplayer is being used 6% requests from PS3 applications 7% 2% requests from iPhone/iPod Touch requests from other sources 85% requests from computers The makeup of the requests TV Radio 3% 4% 33% requests for downloads requests for live simulcast 67% requests for on-demand catch-up 97% requests for streams 96% requests for on-demand service requests for live programmes The top 5 episodes for Oct Most requested episode per series TV 362,000 410,000 Russell Howard;s Good News - Ep 1 371,000 Mock the Week Never Mind the Buzzcocks Series 6 - Ep 1 664,000 Life - Épl Series 23 - Ep 2 928,000 Question Time - 22/10/09 Radio 74,000 151,000 5 live Ukraine vs England 10/10/09 94,000 The Chris Moyles Show 13/10/09 79,000 5 live Man Utd vs S'land The News Quiz 03/10/09 74,000 Cricket Series 69 - Ep 5 02/10/09 The amount of data processed by iplayer • 12.5Gigabytes equal to Petabyte of data transfered per month or about 11million DVD's of data per second 400 Hours 60 Servers across of video encoded per week dual Quad Core Intel Xeon machines 24 simultaneous incoming programmes 1 Gigabytes of data per second of incoming video around 25 Gigabytes per hour of incoming video encoded at over 50Mbps Tape pre-recorded Off-air digital satellite links live news + sport programmes made available on 15 different plaforms Linux Symbian S60 PS3 Phone Bt /Pod Vision Touch Nokia Samsung Sony Sony Nokia Windows OSX Omnia Ericsson Ericsson 5800 C905 XPERIA XI Media TV N96 Sources: BBC | Cnet

The Unmissable BBC iPlayer

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Breaks down BBC's iPlayer by amount of traffic, how it is being used, types of requests, episodes requested, and amount of data processed.




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