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Fight Club! BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5: a UX comparison

It’s okay, Sherlock’s finished now. It’s safe to come back on the internet again.

The whole of the UK crowded around the television set at 8:30pm Sunday night to watch the finale of the contemporised sleuth’s current run.

Not since that final episode of To the Manor Born or that time when Paul Gascoigne cried during a world cup semi-final has the whole of the nation watched ‘event television’ in such a shared manner.

Except we didn’t. We don’t have to do that anymore. Watching a regular television programme at a set time every week just doesn’t suit most of our lifestyles.

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Top 10 UK buzz brands of 2013

Here are the top 10 UK brands of 2013, as nominated by YouGov's BrandIndex.

This is based on brand perception, acquired by conducting approximately 3,700 daily interviews and asking the question "If you've heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative?"

It seems the most popular brand of 2013 in terms of positive regard is the BBC iPlayer, which has remained at the top spot for the last two years.

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iPad drives four times more iPlayer traffic than connected TVs

BBC iPlayer gets four times more traffic through the iPad that connected TVs, despite the penetration of connected devices being twice as high.

Speaking at the Digital Television Group summit last week, BBC iPlayer general manager Daniel Danker said that consumers were put off using connected TVs as the devices are too complicated.

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Sky adds BBC iPlayer and ITV Player to on-demand service

Sky has announced a new deal that will bring BBC iPlayer and ITV Player to its on-demand service from tomorrow.

It is the latest development in the battle for connected TV customers as providers try to ensure they offer viewers as much content as possible.

The satellite broadcaster has also announced that its Anytime+ service will be available to all Sky+HD subscribers with a broadband connection – previously it was only available to customers who received their broadband from Sky.

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64% of UK consumers would pay to stream films online

Almost two-thirds of UK consumers are willing to pay to stream films online, while 30% would pay for TV shows.

But statistics from KPMG’s Media and Entertainment Barometer show that the willingness of consumers to pay for streamed TV is still yet to take off in the UK, increasing just 3% between September 2010 and October 2011.

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BBC achieves 1.1m downloads and 500k new users with iPhone app

The BBC’s iPlayer iOS app has been downloaded 1.1m times in the week since it was upgraded to run on the iPhone and iPod touch.

Daniel Danker, BBC general manager of programmes and on demand, said that 500,000 of the downloads were to users who had never installed the app before.

The iPlayer app, which was launched on iPad and Android in February, has been a key factor in the growth of tablet and mobile viewing of BBC content.

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