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January (20 posts)

  1. Happy Birthday BBC Breakfast

    Thursday 17 January 2013, 15:35

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Celebrating 30 years of breakfast television

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  2. Ensuring prominence for public service content as media converges

    Thursday 17 January 2013, 11:26

    John Tate John Tate Director, Policy and Strategy

    The BBC's Director of Policy and Strategy, John Tate discusses a new report that tackles the role of Public Service Broadcasting in the evolving world of media consumption.

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  3. The BBC's economic impact

    Tuesday 15 January 2013, 13:18

    John Tate John Tate Director, Policy and Strategy

    John Tate blogs about how the BBC stimulates growth through its own spending and how it can foster growth in other creative industries. 

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  4. Media Centre Round-Up #1 (week ending Fri 11 Jan 2013)

    Monday 14 January 2013, 16:07

    Ben Murray Ben Murray Editor, BBC Media Centre

    BBC Media Centre website editor Ben Murray introduces a few picks from last week's announcements. 

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  5. BBC World News moves to New Broadcasting House

    Monday 14 January 2013, 11:32

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    BBC World News has moved to New Broadcasting House and starts broadcasting from new HD studios at midday on Monday 14 January 2013. Head of news at BBC World News Andrew Roy has written about the move. 

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  6. Launching BBC One Scotland HD and BBC One Wales HD

    Friday 11 January 2013, 17:21

    Alix Pryde Alix Pryde Director, BBC Distribution

    Director of BBC Distribution, Alix Pryde's blog about launching national variants of BBC One HD.

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  7. Ten things from this week #13

    Friday 11 January 2013, 17:01

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    Digital Content Producer, Hannah Khalil lists 10 posts from across the BBC's network of blogs that have caught her eye.

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  8. Update on the Eos royalties dispute

    Friday 11 January 2013, 16:42

    Rhodri Talfan Davies Rhodri Talfan Davies Director, BBC Cymru Wales

    Director of BBC Cymru Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies provides an update on the dispute between Eos and BBC Radio Cymru.

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  9. Try Being Me: A new interactive experience for CBBC

    Monday 7 January 2013, 13:38

    Japhet Asher Japhet Asher

    CBBC Executive Producer, Japhet Asher, explains the development of an interactive online experience Try Being Me, aimed at helping youngsters understand living with dyslexia.

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  10. Joining up 39 BBC local radio stations

    Wednesday 2 January 2013, 11:41

    Mark Forrest Mark Forrest Radio Presenter

    From Monday 7 January at 7pm, talk and music radio presenter Mark Forrest presents a new programme broadcast across of the BBC's 39 local radio stations. In this post, Mark explains how the programme has come to life.

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Future Media roles to move to Salford (Ariel)

Wimbledon final watched by 10 million (Guardian)
"Novak Djokovic victory over Roger Federer takes 54% share on BBC1, but no match for Andy Murray’s win last year"

TV News celebrates its 60th birthday (Ariel)

Doctor Who: Frank Cottrell Boyce is a genius, says Steven Moffat (Digital Spy)
"BBC One has confirmed that Frank Cottrell Boyce will script an episode of Doctor Who."

Danger Mouse remake will see some male characters returning as females (Guardian)
"CBBC’s Cheryl Taylor promises show ‘truthful to the essence of Danger Mouse’ but with fresh ideas"

BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as chief technology officer (Guardian)
"Current controller of research and development was part of the management team that created iPlayer and built mobile services"

Radio 5 Live: Presenters Richard Bacon, Victoria Derbyshire and Shelagh Fogarty among names leaving BBC radio station (Mirror)

Doctor Who trailer: take a Deep Breath, Capaldi fans (Guardian)
"A teaser for the 'feature-length' first episode of the new Doctor Who series has materialised, complete with Peter Capaldi, the Tardis in flames and a hint of menace"

Teenagers take over Scottish Thought for the Day (Ariel)

BBC increases digital radio coverage with Northern transmitters (Prolific North)

BBC to show off Commonwealth Games in 4K UHD (TechRadar)
"first ever event to be produced entirely over IP/internet networks - which the BBC is calling a 'major broadcasting milestone'"

BBC3 wins big at 2014 Broadcast Digital Awards (Broadcast)

Glastonbury 2014: how to watch it on TV (Daily Telegraph)
"Missed out on Glastonbury Festival tickets this year? Follow all the action from home using our BBC TV and Radio guide."

BBC experiments with virtual reality (Ariel)

BBC stages first world war rap battle (Guardian)

UK media in one-minute silence protest over jailing of al-Jazeera journalists (Guardian)
"Hundreds of reporters across BBC and other media organisations speak out against Egyptian government’s verdict"

Licence fee should be charged to iPlayer users, says acting chair of BBC Trust (Guardian)
"Diane Coyle, acting chair of the BBC Trust, says the BBC is 'less independent than it needs to be'"

Acting BBC Trust chair to apply to become Lord Patten’s replacement (Guardian)

BBC announces new comedy pilots (Chortle)
"the Comedy Feeds show serious commitment to finding the next best writers, directors and faces of British comedy"

After 25 years at the helm Jeremy Paxman presents his final Newsnight (Telegraph) 
"During his tenure, the 63-year-old earned a reputation as one of the most fearless and feared interviewers"

Sherlock and Downton Abbey are as good as Breaking Bad and Mad Men, says BBC boss (Independent)

Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV?Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV? (Guardian)"What results is an unapologetically old-fashioned TV show with a presenter who makes no attempt to disguise when she was born"

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Blogs from across the BBC

Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.

The Events - Q&A with writer David Greig [Writersroom]
Cooking with Cat: banana yoghurt ice lollies and savoury pastry tart [CBeebies Grown Ups]
Five ways local media can help itself #localjournalism [Academy]
Responsive design in data and tables [Internet]
Preview Tactics [Kermode Uncut]

Connected Red Button: a first look at the new service on Smart TVs [Internet]