Digital Pushes BBC Worldwide Profits Up 8%

BBC Worldwide announced profits of 8% amid the news that downloads of its global BBC iPlayer app have hit one million since its trial launch a year ago. Headline profit grew to £155 million with a 5% rise in headline sales to £1.085 billion in the 12 months to 31 March this year. Digital businesses reached 12.8% thanks to a 58% increase on the previous year's 8.1% figure, brought about by the million downloads of iPlayer globally.

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