BBC scores an Olympic record
Gold for the BBC with 29 million requests in one Olympic week.
The BBC's Olympic website is proving popular at home and abroad.
Everyone knew the London 2012 Olympic Games were going to be a big hit for the BBC and its BBC iPlayer service, but the BBC has just released detailed figures on just how successful it has been.
Week one of the Olympics saw the BBC handling 29 million video requests. This includes 17 million unique users watching at least 15 minutes of footage.
More generally the BBC Olympic website has seen 18 million users with 8 million from the UK and 10 million globally.
The BBC had said that the 2012 Olympic Games would be the first truly ‘Digital Olympics’ and so far they’re not wrong.
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