Organization: BBC

Organization: BBC
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Tracking: April 2, 2019

April 4, 2019
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Unpacking the BBC’s Annual Plan

In the midst of the Google-BBC kerfuffle last week — in which the BBC pulled their shows from parts of the Google podcast ecosystem citing competition issues, catch up here — the corporation also released its annual plan, which sets out “intentions and future priorities for the year.” The plan has three intended audiences: firstly, […]

April 2, 2019
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Fighting Talk

On the BBC’s “Annual Plan”

March 29, 2019
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Platform Neutral: Google v. BBC?

Well that’s interesting. The BBC has pulled its podcasts from parts of the Google Podcasts ecosystem, meaning that the People’s Programming is, at this writing, no longer accessible via Google Assistant on Google smart speakers and devices. In a blog published on Tuesday morning Kieran Clifton, the director of BBC Business and Development, explained the […]

March 26, 2019
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Going Global

The BBC World Service looks to follow up Death in Ice Valley and My Indian Life.

March 3, 2019
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Going Global

The BBC’s World Service, having found some momentum in podcasts, hoping to build on these successes with their next big launch: Parentland, a “global parenting podcast.”

February 22, 2019
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“A Pickle of Listener Malcontent”: BBC Sounds and Disturbances around Exclusivity

Fortunately… with Fi and Jane, a BBC podcast with a loyal and vocal listenership, has been dealing with some fallout lately due to a new windowing strategy that saw the show move into the BBC Sounds app exclusively for the start of 2019. New content is not being uploaded to the original open podcast feed, […]

January 29, 2019
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The MIDAS touch

Earlier this week, RAJAR, the official body for measuring radio audiences in the UK, released the results of their MIDAS survey for 2018 Q4. From a podcast perspective, the Q4 MIDAS results have a few key takeaways worth unpacking.

January 25, 2019
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Sounding Off

A small storm was kicked up among listeners of the BBC’s popular Fortunately… podcast last week, when digital and podcasts commissioning editor Rhian Roberts announced on Twitter that as of 2019 the show would be available exclusively on the BBC Sounds app. As far as I’m aware, this is the first regularly publishing weekly podcast […]

January 16, 2019
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BBC Podcasting in 2018

I think of the BBC as a huge, old-fashioned ocean liner. The analogy works a few ways. The ship is beautifully made and it makes going somewhere really worthwhile, but the journey itself can get a bit rough sometimes. Across the sprawling structure, there are so many different teams on different decks doing different things, […]

December 4, 2018