“BBC SHOULD IMPROVE LOCAL AND WORLD SERVICE NEWS” BBC News should increase both its local and global coverage and improve its digital services if it is to remain relevant, the corporation has said. The BBC should “do more to provide local news that properly serves all parts of the UK”, according to a report […]
BBC DG QUESTIONS TV WATERSHED & THE ARCHERS The 9pm television watershed may not survive, as on-demand viewing becomes more prevalent, the BBC director general Tony Hall has said. Designed to protect children from unsuitable material, the rule stipulates that broadcasters must not show adult content before 21:00. Lord Hall told the Radio Times the watershed was […]
New Deal Announced – BBC and US PBS The BBC in partnership with BBC Worldwide and American public service broadcaster PBS announced a range of inspiring content in natural history, science, history, religion and the arts including upcoming new BBC One landmark series Earth’s Natural Wonders. More here.
BBC World Service has a new African edition The BBC World Service has an African edition of bbc.com aimed at reaching new digital audiences across the continent where increasing numbers of people get their news via mobile phones. English-speaking internet users from any African country now see more relevant stories with more live developments on […]
BBC Set to save £67 million a year The BBC has made good progress in rationalising and upgrading its buildings according to a new report by the National Audit Office. It found that property sales have reduced the number of properties and running costs of BBC buildings, which is set to save the BBC £67 […]
BBC Received record breaking TV and radio programme requests BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio saw a record-breaking 3.5bn TV and radio programme requests in 2014 – up from 3.1bn in 2013, with over 2.6bn TV requests and over 860m radio requests across all devices. Critically-acclaimed dramas Murdered By My Boyfriend and Sherlock, and entertainment […]
Digital First The first ‘digital first’ TV news programme, is a daytime show focusing on breaking news, exclusive interviews and audience interaction. Presented by Victoria Derbyshire, the programme is shown simultaneously on BBC Two, BBC News and online. BBC News also has a new business programme to run between 8.30am and 9.00am focussing on UK […]
Newly designed free BBC news app The BBC has a newly designed free BBC news app showcasing top stories, most watched stories and live coverage alongside a set of personally selected or recommended topics based on what you have read or topics trending at that time. The app provides instant access to the BBC’s expert […]