Android for the win

  • Posted: 27 August 2010 12:26 PM

    From a freedom of infomation request from the BBC:

    In July 2010 6,400 programmes were streamed ?from the BBC iPlayer?to Android devices.

    In July 2010 there were 5,272,464 programmes requested via?the BBC iPlayer from Apple iPhone,?iPod Touch and iPad devices.

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/usage_of_flash_101_bbc_iplayer_s

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    Posted: 27 August 2010 12:51 PM #1

    rattyuk - 27 August 2010 03:26 PM

    From a freedom of infomation request from the BBC:

    In July 2010 6,400 programmes were streamed ?from the BBC iPlayer?to Android devices.

    In July 2010 there were 5,272,464 programmes requested via?the BBC iPlayer from Apple iPhone,?iPod Touch and iPad devices.

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/usage_of_flash_101_bbc_iplayer_s

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    Stunning. One reason: a thriving operator distribution channel in the UK for the iPhone. 

    I received my iPhone 4 courtesy of a British friend who is privileged enough to live in that country and enjoys the basic human right to buy unlocked iPhones.

    UK FTW.

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  • Posted: 27 August 2010 12:53 PM #2

    Living in London, I can’t agree more with you Horace!

         
  • Posted: 27 August 2010 12:59 PM #3

    The full response via HTML can be found here.

    In response:

    The number hours of programming streamed to Android 2.2 phones using flash 10.1
    technology in July 2010. If this is not possible, please provide the number of
    programmes streamed.

    In July 2010, 1,026 hours of programming were streamed from the BBC iPlayer to Android
    devices. 

    In addition, in order that you may carry out the comparison with Apple devices, we confirm that
    in July 2010 6,400 programmes were streamed from the BBC iPlayer to Android devices.

    The number of unique users of this service - you may interpret this as the number of
    unique IP addresses from which Android 2.2 phones have accessed the new flash
    service - in 2010.

    The BBC launched its streaming of programmes from the BBC iPlayer to Android devices on 23
    June 2010. 

    We do not hold information in the form you have requested because we produce only average
    weekly statistics for our own business purposes.

    For complete weeks since 23 June, the average weekly number of Android device users accessing
    programmes from the BBC iPlayer was 1,106, peaking at 1,896 in the week commencing 26 July
    2010.

    The number of programmes, or preferably hours of programming, streamed to Apple
    iOS devices in July 2010.

    In July 2010 there were 5,272,464 programmes requested via the BBC iPlayer from Apple iPhone,
    iPod Touch and iPad devices.

    For technical reasons we do not hold information on the number of hours of programming to
    Apple devices.

    The number of unique users - or unique IP addresses - of the iOS service in July 2010

    In July 2010 there was an average of 230,016 Apple mobile devices users accessing programmes via
    the BBC iPlayer each week, peaking at 248,700 in the week commencing 26 July 2010.

    We hope you find this information useful.

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    Posted: 27 August 2010 01:45 PM #4

    rattyuk - 27 August 2010 03:26 PM

    From a freedom of infomation request from the BBC:

    In July 2010 6,400 programmes were streamed ?from the BBC iPlayer?to Android devices.

    In July 2010 there were 5,272,464 programmes requested via?the BBC iPlayer from Apple iPhone,?iPod Touch and iPad devices.

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/usage_of_flash_101_bbc_iplayer_s

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    Very impressive, strange this hasnt been picked up more already.

         
  • Posted: 27 August 2010 02:04 PM #5

    Probably not picked up more due to the iPlayer not being available in the US iTunes store.

         
  • Posted: 27 August 2010 02:21 PM #6

    willrob - 27 August 2010 05:04 PM

    Probably not picked up more due to the iPlayer not being available in the US iTunes store.

    Can we get a Freedom of Information request on Hulu, Netflicks? (I think this sort of information may only be gettable in the UK)

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  • Posted: 27 August 2010 02:36 PM #7

    rattyuk - 27 August 2010 05:21 PM
    willrob - 27 August 2010 05:04 PM

    Probably not picked up more due to the iPlayer not being available in the US iTunes store.

    Can we get a Freedom of Information request on Hulu, Netflicks? (I think this sort of information may only be gettable in the UK)

    Government only.