Top BBC apps downloaded over 70 million times

Monday 22 December 2014 | 14:03 CET | News
The BBC announced that its top ten apps have been downloaded over 70 million times since launch and that it is anticipating a record year for app downloads as new tablets and smartphones are given for Christmas. Since the broadcaster launched its first app in 2010, its most popular apps are BBC iPlayer with 30 million downloads, followed by BBC News with 15 million, BBC Weather with 9.5 million, BBC iPlayer Radio (6.8 mln) and BBC Sport (5.3 mln). There were nearly 1 million downloads of the BBC iPlayer app between 21 December 2013 and 1 January 2014.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: BBC
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


BBC adds personalised My Sport page to BBC Sport app

Published 20 Oct 2015 09:22 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has announced a major update to the BBC Sport app for Apple and Android devices due to roll out over the coming days. The ...

BBC iPlayer announces original programming for February

Published 28 Jan 2015 10:15 CET | United Kingdom
UK VoD platform BBC iPlayer will offer sixteen new titles to kick off 2015, including nine original comedy shorts making ...

BBC iPlayer sees record 3.5 bln TV requests in 2014

Published 22 Jan 2015 09:42 CET | United Kingdom
BBC iPlayer and iPlayer Radio saw a record 3.5 billion TV and radio programme requests in 2014, up from 3.1 billion in 2013. ...

New version of BBC News app launching this week

Published 21 Jan 2015 10:27 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC is launching an overhaul of the BBC News app with the goal of offering a more "personalised" service. In addition to ...

BBC iPlayer sees 25% annual increase in Chrismas requests

Published 08 Jan 2015 10:30 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC iPlayer catch-up TV service received a record 227 million requests during the Christmas 2014 period, not including those ...

BBC Weather app downloaded more than 8 million times

Published 12 Aug 2014 13:54 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has confirmed its BBC Weather app as the fastest-growing BBC app ever, with more than 8 million downloads since launching ...

BBC launches major update to iPlayer apps

Published 29 May 2014 09:28 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has launched what it described as a major update to iPlayer on all available mobile platforms: Android, iOS and Windows ...

BBC iPlayer has record 3 billion programme requests in 2013

Published 29 Jan 2014 14:52 CET | United Kingdom
BBC iPlayer registered a record 3 billion programme requests in 2013, up 33 percent from 2012, with 2.2 billion requests for TV ...

BBC Weather app downloads reach 5 million

Published 28 Jan 2014 14:27 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has confirmed that downloads of the BBC Weather smartphone app have reached 5 million in the eight months since launch. ...

BBC adds iPlayer downloads to Android app

Published 05 Sep 2013 15:42 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC announced that it's expanding iPlayer mobile video downloads to Android devices. Users will be able to download shows ...

BBC Weather app downloaded over one million times

Published 26 Jun 2013 20:26 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC Weather iOS and Android apps have been downloaded over one million times within the first two weeks of launch. This is a ...

BBC Sport launches new mobile app for iPhone users

Published 07 Jan 2013 11:17 CET | United Kingdom
BBC Sport has launched a new mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch users in the UK. The free app, available to download from the ...