The BBC World Service looks to follow up Death in Ice Valley and My Indian Life.
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, […]
A look at “Storypunk,” one British television writer’s gambit to make this a thing across the pond.
On Tuesday night, at a glitzy event on London’s South Bank, there was a launch party for the BBC’s biggest product launch in a decade. The app in question, BBC Sounds, is intended to be a single location for all audio output from the corporation — radio, podcasts, music, archive material. Execs have been doing the media rounds all week, talking up the significance of this moment.
Over the past year or so, a shift has taken place at the BBC, as Britain’s state-funded public broadcaster has started to think about podcasting strategically for the first time. We’ve seen the appointment of their first podcast commissioner, and the launch of a new app, BBC Sounds, intended to put all their live radio, […]
The BBC digital radio station recently picked up the women-of-colour-led conversational podcast. It’s a smart move.
BBC Radio 3 parties with ASMR.
Some things change, some things stay the same.
James Purnell, the BBC’s Director of Radio and Education, raises the need for a UK podcast chart.
An uncertain rollout leads to bigger questions about the role of the public broadcaster in an on-demand audio world.