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Monday 9 December 2013, 09:15
Alix Pryde introduces the new HD channels BBC channels will be broadcasting on from Tuesday 10 December 2013.
Monday 2 December 2013, 16:45
Alix Pryde announces the restoration of five further radio services to full-time carriage on Freeview in Scotland, bringing the total to eight out of 13
Friday 22 November 2013, 10:26
Alix Pryde introduces Doctor Who in 3D
Monday 14 October 2013, 09:56
Director of BBC Distribution Alix Pryde expands upon her Tech Con speech about increasing the number of digital radio transmitters in the UK.
Monday 10 June 2013, 15:48
Alix Pryde details additional coverage of great sporting and musical events this summer on the BBC, including additional HD.
Wednesday 20 March 2013, 12:16
From Tuesday 26 March 2013 there will be a new home for BBC ALBA on Sky - channel 143.
Tuesday 19 March 2013, 14:11
Alix announces the launch of BBC Two HD.
Friday 11 January 2013, 17:21
Director of BBC Distribution, Alix Pryde's blog about launching national variants of BBC One HD.
Wednesday 12 December 2012, 10:45
Alix Pryde sets the record straight on timings of forthcoming moves of BBC services between satellites and the reason for these changes
Tuesday 13 November 2012, 14:33
As BBC radio celebrates 90 years, Alix Pryde recounts the story of British radio and how we came to have the networks of today.
Tuesday 23 October 2012, 23:33
Marking the end of the largest broadcast engineering project in history – digital switchover.
Friday 5 October 2012, 12:09
Changes to HD on Freeview.
Tuesday 2 October 2012, 16:53
An update on Red Button and HD services at the BBC.
Thursday 20 September 2012, 16:00
Forthcoming changes to the transponder on Astra 1N that carries BBC One HD and BBC HD.
Tuesday 24 July 2012, 18:32
Wimbledon may be over, but the time for strawberries and cream in the BBC Distribution office is short. I wrote in May about how we were working on delivering to you the BBC's greatest year of broadcasting and I wanted to let you know how our final preparations are going.
I think there are a few areas...
Tuesday 24 July 2012, 16:34
With less than one week to go before the Opening Ceremony I wanted to take a few minutes to make sure you understood the details about recording your favourite shows during...
Wednesday 9 May 2012, 15:44
2012 is set to be the BBC's greatest year of broadcasting. In BBC Distribution, we are currently making preparations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee followed closely by the London 2012 Olympic Games, not to mention the Euros, Wimbledon, the European Championship Athletics, The Scottish Open ... and...
Monday 20 February 2012, 12:07
I wanted to share some information with you about an upcoming change to how we broadcast our satellite channels. You should not need to take any action, but I thought you might like to know what will be going on in the background.
As some people may already be aware, the satellite operator SES Astra...
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The Reith Lectures explain why doctors fail (Telegraph)
"Dr Atul Gawande delivered an excellent first lecture on the fallibility of medicine, says Gillian Reynolds"
Nine-year-old Katie Morag star on winning BAFTA award and juggling TV series with school lessons (Scottish Daily Record)
Doctor Who, Andrew Scott and Sir Ian McKellen up for BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 (Radio Times)
"Maxine Peake, Marcus Brigstocke and Toby Jones also scoop nominations for their work in audio drama"
Kay Benbow named acting director of BBC Children’s (Prolific North)
"CBeebies controller Kay Benbow is to become the acting director of BBC Children’s while the broadcaster searches for a permanent replacement for Joe Godwin."
Six reasons why Desert Island Discs is the perfect radio programme (Guardian)
"The BBC programme this week celebrated its 3,000th episode, so here’s to a great British institution"
Panorama’s ‘fake sheikh’ documentary watched by 2.5 million people (Guardian)
"compelling investigative journalism"
Bernard Cribbins honoured with JM Barrie award (The Stage)
“one of the greats of children’s television...a brilliant storyteller who has inspired millions of people”
Lancashire’s John Gillmore attempts world record (Radio Today)
One Direction to become EastEnders stars (Yahoo news)
"The chart-topping band will sing from the set of EastEnders for this year’s BBC Children In Need Appeal show."
Detectorists to return to BBC Four for second series (Digital Spy)
"I'm so pleased that we're going to be able to bring the Detectorists back - it was a perfect slice of BBC Four comedy"
'Winkle' becomes 3,000th Desert Island Discs castaway (Western Morning News)
"What is thrilling for me is to see this Radio 4 jewel of a programme take on new life in the digital world"
‘Dark’ Doctor Who storyline defended by BBC (Guardian)
"We were mindful of the themes explored in Dark Water and are confident that they are appropriate in the context of the heightened sci-fi world of the show"
Melvyn Bragg: Arts are more popular than football and must not be marginalised (Telegraph)
"The BBC is doing very well…but why don’t they do more?"
BBC One's The Missing tops Tuesday with 5.6 million (Digital Spy)
BBC now has more staff outside London than in the capital (Guardian)
“The saving we are making mean more of the licence fee than ever is going on producing the best quality shows,”
Green Party considering legal action against BBC after being left out of election debates (Independent)
"obviously we would wish to settle this by an amicable route and lines of communication are open with the broadcasters"
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