A Freedom of Information request to the BBC has revealed that streaming to Apple’s mobile devices is currently significantly more popular than iPlayer on Google Android devices, reports “Macworld UK” (http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/?newsid=3237438).
Ben Griffiths of the WhatDoTheyKnow web site made the request earlier this year, with the BBC providing figures for July in response, the article adds. The data covered both streaming to Apple iOS devices — iPhone, iPod touch and iPad — and Android 2.2 smartphones using flash 10.1 technology.
The BBC responded that in July 2010 there were 5,272,464 programs requested via the BBC iPlayer from the iPhone, iPod Ttouch and iPad devices. During the same time period, 1,026 hours of programming were streamed from the BBC iPlayer to Android devices.