New media offers radio stations huge opportunities, and should not be feared, Davie argued both at the recent Radio Days Europe in Barcelona and during his 2011 appearance at Jo’burg Radio Days. But, he says, stations need to go beyond just putting up a half-hearted website and forcing their DJs to blog.
Radio 4 news programmes including Today and PM faced an international blackout for the duration of 2012 London Games because the BBC’s media rights agreement with the IOC barred it from broadcasting anything online outside the UK from the Olympic Park or other Olympic venues.
The BBC World Service’s global audience has dropped by 14 million in the past year, according to the broadcaster. Overall audience for the year has been estimated at 166 million, down from 180 million last year.
Radioplayer, the ambitious BBC-backed internet radio service featuring hundreds of commercial stations, launched on Thursday. Listeners can now access live streaming and on-demand content from hundreds of different radio stations – including BBC Radio 2 and Classic FM – in one place for the first time.
Nine months after it first announced it, the BBC has finally started including in BBC iPlayer linked VOD listings for counterpart sites.
You may have read our brilliant iPad BBC iPlayer hands on, and thought to yourself, “if only there was a version for my Android device”. Well dear readers, there is – and it’s in the Android Market now.
The BBC’s Geoff Marshall has just stated, in a Tweet, that the iPlayer app for the iPad will be available this Thursday, February 10th.
The BBC Trust chairman, Sir Michael Lyons, today warned that the BBC’s digital TV services may have to be cut back as it seeks to make at least £300m of savings, putting a question mark over the future of BBC3 and BBC4.