The BBC iPlayer continues to attract online audiences having announced that its catch-up service has passed the 100 million monthly streams mark for the very first time.
Record numbers fell in the month of December with notable shows such as David Tennant’s final farewell as Doctor Who (1.3 million streams) and Top Gear’s special set in Bolivia, amongst the most-watch programmes over the festive period.
The iPlayer’s radio content also contributed to its biggest month with Terry Wogan’s final Wake Up to Wogan proving a popular catch-up hit in December.
"Breaking the 100 million barrier is a great way to kick off 2010 and these figures show that by offering simple and varied access to BBC iPlayer people are really finding it easy to catch up with their favourite programmes at a time that suits them," said Erik Huggers, Director of Future Media and Technology, about the news.
"I expect more people to start using the service as we continue to make it more widely available and I’m looking forward to some of the new innovations we have coming to the service later on in the year."
Link: Tech Radar