Section: The UK

Section: The UK
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The BBC Staffs Up

The BBC seems to be restructuring the way its digital platforms in the internal hierarchy.

April 26, 2019
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BBC Radio 6 Music to Test Personalized Promo Trails?

Interestingly, this isn’t coming directly from the Sounds team.

April 15, 2019
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Tracking: April 5, 2019

April 5, 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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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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The Funding Gap: A Primer on the UK’s New Audio Content Fund

A new Audio Content Fund has been announced for the UK, which takes the form of a non-profit backed by a three-year £3m government grant from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It’s apparently designed to primarily fund public service material from production companies — especially independent ones — that would likely […]

February 21, 2019
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The Anfield Wrap does it themselves

Hot Pod readers probably know that I’m based in the UK by now, but I’m not sure that it’s entirely clear that I don’t live in London. I moved away in the summer of 2017 after nearly a decade in the English capital, and nowadays I’m based in north west England, near Liverpool. That decision […]

February 12, 2019
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PodUK: Podcast Fans Unite

At the top of February, I headed off to Birmingham to attend the first PodUK convention. There have been a few different podcast events debuting in the UK in the last few months, with new festivals in Brighton and Manchester and workshops in London, and I consider the viability of these things as a good […]

February 12, 2019