The BBC Sounds App: Initial Impressions
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.
A Top 40 Chart for UK Podcasts, or at least a dream of one.
James Purnell, the BBC's Director of Radio and Education, raises the need for a UK podcast chart.