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BBC serves up its most streamed Wimbledon

17 July 2017
BBC serves up its most streamed Wimbledon

Demand for the BBC’s Wimbledon livestream smashed previous records according to new figures from the Corporation.

The BBC served 24.1 million stream requests during the Championships via BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer, making it the most streamed Wimbledon to date.

The most popular match was Rafa Nadal and Gilles Muller’s 66-game epic with 1.4 million requests.

During the second week of the tournament, a weekly record of 2.1 million unique browsers signed into BBC Sport to take advantage of the service’s news alerts and a customised My Sport page.

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

Neil Hall, head of product, BBC Sport, said: “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.”

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