Over 1.6m requests to stream World Cup football and Wimbledon tennis over the summer
The BBC iPlayer’s UHD and HDR trials received over 1.6m requests to stream World Cup football and Wimbledon tennis over the summer.
BBC iPlayer ran two major trials, streaming both the World Cup and Wimbledon in Ultra-High Definition and High Dynamic Range for the first time.
The figure was released today by the BBC, which also revealed its top programmes of 2018 on the BBC iPlayer.
The BBC described the trials as a hit with viewers, with England’s quarter final match against Sweden the most popular UHD programme.
Viewers who signed up to the trial were able to stream every BBC One match from the summer’s FIFA World Cup and every centre court match from Wimbledon.
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BBC One’s David Attenborough-narrated natural history series Dynasties was also made available to watch on-demand in UHD and HDR, with each episode available to watch after broadcast.