BBC Radio 2 announcement BBC Radio 2 announced in January 2015 a range of new programming for the coming months including a pop-up DAB radio service dedicated to Country music, a new comedy series from Susan Calman, and an EastEnders Friday Night Is Music Night special. More here.
BBC Launches a new website – BBC Taster The BBC has also launched BBC Taster a new website building on its long track record in innovation, which will showcase early and experimental ideas for content and emerging technology. Allowing audiences to explore the future of TV, Radio and Online content, it’ll offer the chance to […]
BBC’s report on the Future of News The BBC has published a report on the Future of News, trying to capture the many different views of what’s happening in the news industry, and also set out the thinking that will shape BBC News’ plans for the future. The report, commissioned by James Harding, Director […]
BBC owes books more coverage, says author Robert Harris Novelist Robert Harris has called on the BBC to give books more coverage “at a time when they’re really fighting like crazy for a bit of space”. The best-selling author of Fatherland and Archangel said the corporation “owes it to books to do what it used […]
“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 […]