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May (11 posts)

  1. Major changes to commissioning in BBC Online

    Friday 27 May 2011, 15:01

    Andy Conroy Andy Conroy Chief Operating Officer

    BBC Online is in the process of making major changes, as we set ourselves up to deliver the new strategy outlined in January. Andy Conroy, General Manager, BBC Online, talks about the challenges ahead and what this will mean for audiences on the BBC Internet blog.

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  2. Moderation and 'superinjunctions'

    Tuesday 24 May 2011, 17:00

    Paul Wakely Paul Wakely

    Editor's note: a big story for the the BBC and for the whole of UK media this last week has been the limits of what can be said where a court injunction applies and when it has effectively collapsed. Paul Wakely explains the rules that apply to what you say at - SB.

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  3. Everyone has a story - the BBC's new diversity strategy

    Tuesday 24 May 2011, 09:57

    Amanda Rice Amanda Rice Head of Diversity, BBC

    Today we're publishing the BBC Diversity Strategy for 2011-15, outlining our commitment to diversity in the programmes we make and the people we work with. We are also publishing the research and consultation that have helped shape this strategy and perhaps most importantly, the action plans divisions...

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  4. Sharing Albert - supporting sustainability in TV production

    Thursday 19 May 2011, 17:48

    Sally Debonnaire Sally Debonnaire Controller, Production Operations at the BBC

    About six months ago, Albert started working at the BBC. Albert was tasked with helping our programmes become more 'sustainable' and quickly became well known for asking difficult but important questions to which we didn't always have the answer. Albert was available for work 24/7, never slept and...

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  5. BBC North takes off

    Monday 16 May 2011, 12:28

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Today we embark on the next chapter in the story of BBC North as we welcome our first movers into our new buildings at MediaCityUK. They join the BBC Philharmonic who moved into their new performance space at the beginning of May and kickstart over thirty-six weeks in the single most ambitious staff...

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  6. BBC Films takes 'Kevin' to Cannes

    Friday 13 May 2011, 18:59

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Steve Bowbrick is editor of About the BBC

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  7. RAJARs, Sonys and more make it a good week for BBC Radio

    Thursday 12 May 2011, 13:46

    Emily Commander Emily Commander

    RAJAR day - the publication of the latest listening figures for radio in the UK - brings promising results.

    Over on the BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra blog, Gwyneth Williams, Controller, describes the station's record reach of 10.8 million as "cheering". Read Gwyneth's blog post in full


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  8. Council spending - making it clear

    Thursday 12 May 2011, 12:33

    David Holdsworth David Holdsworth Controller of English Regions

    Today we launch the results of a substantial research project analysing information supplied by more than 260 local authorities across England about how their spending plans will impact on public services in their areas, following the Government's Spending Review process.

    We have undertaken this...

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  9. First Click Friends - getting everybody online

    Wednesday 11 May 2011, 16:49

    Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Director-General (2004-2012)

Earlier today I gave a speech at the National Digital Conference to an audience of around one thousand 'digital champions'. It's been an inspiring day to celebrate the launch of a network of 'digital champions' - anyone encouraging family and friends to use the...

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  • Mark Thompson at the National Digital Conference

    Wednesday 11 May 2011, 16:00

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Later this afternoon, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson will deliver a speech to the National Digital Conference in London on the subject of media literacy. You can watch a live stream of the event on the ND11 website. Mark Thompson's speech begins at about 1535. Come back to the blog for further...

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    BBC Three online proposals set out as relaunch scheduled for autumn 2015 (Digital Spy)
    "This is not moving a TV channel and putting it online. This is new. We are the first broadcaster in the world to propose something like this."

    BBC Three to cut Don't Tell the Bride and other reality TV shows when channel moves online (Independent)

    BBC theme park featuring Doctor Who and Top Gear set to open in 2020 (Telegraph)

    JK Rowling's Cormoran Strike crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling will be turned into BBC series (Daily Mail)
    "With the rich character of Cormoran Strike at their heart, these dramas will be event television across the world."

    Yentob leads the BBC fightback: we're being smeared for exposing Fake Sheikh (Independent)

    BBC Makes Unprecedented Counter-Attack To Sun Editorial Accusing It Of Left-Wing Bias (Huffington Post)

    Serial podcast set to air on Radio 4 Extra (Radio Times)
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    BBC iPlayer launches on Xbox One (Broadband TV News)

    BBC ‘a great British company, not a government department’: Danny Cohen (Guardian)
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    See Doctor Who, Miranda, more in BBC Christmas trailer (Digital Spy)

    The BBC is right to point out failure on debt. Osborne is wrong to complain about it (The Spectator)

    Chris Morris returns to airwaves with new sketch on BBC 6 Music on Sunday (Guardian)
    "Blue Jam and On the Hour satirist’s first radio sketch in 15 years will be broadcast on Mary Anne Hobbs’ morning show"

    BBC releases game maker kit for kids (Ariel)

    BBC Music Sound of 2015 longlist revealed (Guardian)
    "Solo artists such as James Bay, George The Poet and Raury make up most of this year’s list of musicians tipped for big things in 2015"

    Why Gillian Anderson is the new Helen Mirren (Telegraph)

    War and Peace to take over Radio 4: Ten-hour production of Tolstoy's novel to be broadcast on station on New Year's Day (Daily Mail)

    Sherlock returns: BBC confirms special with picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman back filming (Mirror)

    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)

    Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Same-sex couple dance received positively (Metro)

    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"

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