BBC serves most streamed Wimbledon ever


The BBC is celebrating its most streamed Wimbledon to date, with 24.1 million stream requests received by the broadcaster.

Streams were available via BBC Sport, the BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button+ with Rafa Nadal v Gilles Muller’s 66-game epic becoming the most demanded with 1.4m requests.

With more people streaming this year’s tournament than ever before, BBC Sport also saw record numbers of users signing in. During the second week of the tournament a weekly record of 2.1m unique browsers signed into BBC Sport to take advantage of a more personalised service, including news alerts and a customised My Sport page for fans to put tennis front and centre.

BBC Sport’s wider digital coverage, which includes news, analysis, features and reporting, drew in 18.1m unique browsers during the tournament. Of this, 9.2m unique browsers were following BBC Sport’s live coverage, which includes live text reporting alongside live video streams.

Neil Hall, Head of Product, BBC Sport, says: 
“It’s great to see so many users signing in for a better, more personalised experience during Wimbledon. It’s something we know audiences want and we continue to improve how they can follow the sports they love. We also know that people come to us for the big moments, so we’re delighted to see more people streaming the tournament than ever before.”

Meanwhile, the BBC's extra Red Button streams on satellite, terrestrial and cable have now finished, following their temporary period on air to cover Glastonbury and Wimbledon, leaving just one active Red Button stream with programmes.
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