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February (7 posts)

  1. The enduring value of live radio

    Wednesday 23 February 2011, 12:46

    Bridget Middleton Bridget Middleton

    Tim Davie, Director of Audio & Music talks about the announcement that Radio 3 will broadcast live concerts every weekday for 46 weeks of the year

    "It is rare that passionate radio listeners overwhelmingly and immediately support the scheduling changes that we make to a well-loved BBC radio station....

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  2. BBC iPlayer: find programmes from other on demand services

    Friday 18 February 2011, 10:30

    Emily Commander Emily Commander

    A new feature, launched today, will help you find programmes on BBC iPlayer from other broadcasters and on demand content providers.

    Paul Clark, Executive Product Manager for BBC Future Media & Technology, says: "Given the popularity of BBC iPlayer, we hope this feature will support fellow broadcasters...

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  3. Elizabeth R, 40 years on...

    Tuesday 15 February 2011, 08:31

    Robert Seatter Robert Seatter

    Elizabeth R hit the BBC airwaves 40 years ago on 17 Feb 1971. It followed of course the huge success of The Six Wives of Henry VIII a year earlier, and adopted the same prize-winning formula: six different screenwriters each taking a different slice of the monarch's life and each writing a 90...

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  4. "This website is nice": CBBC website relaunched

    Thursday 10 February 2011, 16:30

    Bridget Middleton Bridget Middleton

    Phil Buckley, Portfolio and Product Manager for BBC Children's and BBC Future Media & Technology chronicles the history of the CBBC website since its inception in 1995.

    "Last week, one section of the CBBC website was relaunched in a radically improved and more easily navigable format, so I'd like to...

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  5. Permanent collections - the next stage in opening up the best of the BBC

    Tuesday 8 February 2011, 12:00

    Roly Keating Roly Keating Director of Archive Content and Executive Editor of BBC Online

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    Something happened today that should interest anyone who thinks the BBC's archives should be more easily accessible.

    Alongside the BBC Trust's announcements about the Service Licence reviews of Radio 3 and Radio 4 came a new approval: an amendment to those two networks' Service Licences - and...

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  6. Bringing the generations together in Bristol

    Friday 4 February 2011, 14:14

    Alec McGivan Alec McGivan Head of BBC Outreach

    I had the good fortune to be back in my home city of Bristol this week to see the launch of a new BBC outreach project Live In and Live On. We do many different projects across the country with young and older people but less common is combining the two. This is exactly what Live In and Live On is...

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  7. 'Step Up' supports new voices in journalism

    Wednesday 2 February 2011, 15:00

    Glynn Ryland Glynn Ryland Manager of BBC Connect & Create

    Like many jobs in media, journalism can be difficult to break into, especially for young people who don't have the advantage of having 'a foot in the door' of the industry. That's why the BBC's Connect & Create programme runs Step Up, an annual scheme that supports budding journalists by giving them...

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