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Monday 5 December 2011, 07:48
Today sees the launch of a refreshed version of our corporate websites, About the BBC, of which this blog is part. I have been leading the team who made the changes and I'd like to explain some of the thinking behind them.
The BBC has long had websites aimed at helping audiences and licence fee payers...
Friday 18 November 2011, 08:30
Every quarter I review the BBC's overall performance and, for this year's third quarter, an especially strong picture emerged that reminded me of just what an extraordinary organisation the BBC is.
Take the website that you're probably reading this on - the BBC's. It's the only UK site consistently...
Monday 17 October 2011, 18:25
We're always looking to find better ways to make the BBC's back-catalogue of programmes more discoverable by our audiences. Last month I wrote here about BBC Four's move into curating online themed collections of new and archive content, and their launch collection Army: A Very British Institution has...
Wednesday 21 September 2011, 11:00
In my role as General Manager for News & Knowledge at BBC Future Media, I oversee eight of the 10 major areas (we call these 'products') of BBC Online working with my editorial counterparts - including the BBC homepage. Today, we relaunched the homepage in a test ('beta') version for public use and...
Friday 27 May 2011, 15:01outlined 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.
Monday 24 January 2011, 11:00
The BBC has always created and embraced emerging technologies to remain relevant. Text based journalism, through Ceefax, didn't really feature in the BBC until the late 1970s, which later evolved into BBC Red Button and the BBC News website, the backbone of BBC Online. Today, BBC Online gives us a foothold...
Monday 1 November 2010, 08:32
"As outlined in March's Strategy Review, there are changes coming for BBC Online. A proposed 25% cut in spend by 2013, and a rationalisation of 400 websites to make way for fewer, clearly-defined, products will impact audiences and the BBC itself.
External suppliers to BBC Online, critical to the success...
Monday 25 October 2010, 11:51
Last week, the BBC Academy launched its Product Management Development Programme to give staff an overview of the discipline and the skills it entails. At the same time, the BBC Academy published a specially-commissioned report into the state of product management in 2010. I'm delighted that the BBC...
Wednesday 11 August 2010, 13:23Putting Quality First. These proposals, which are subject to BBC Trust approval, chart a new long-range direction for the BBC and would enable the BBC to deliver on its public purposes in the digital age. Central to this strategy is a proposal to...
Wednesday 17 February 2010, 16:24announced that the BBC is to offer a new range of applications that will deliver BBC Online services to a range of mobile devices. Licence fee payers...
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Great and good gather for Sir David Frost memorial (Telegraph)
"The guestlist for the event was as diverse as would be expected for the broadcaster"
Gillian Anderson starts filming second series of BBC2's thriller The Fall (Guardian)
"I'm over the moon to be back in production with this team again"
Classic Doctor Who episodes to air on Horror Channel (Digital Spy)
TV licence move will increase fee for all and threaten channels, warns BBC chief (Telegraph)
"Children's channels and BBC Four could be closed if television licence fee evasion decriminalised, BBC executive warns"
BBC Three will close as a TV channel in 2015 (Telegraph)
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"
Peaky Blinders nominated by Royal Television Society for RTS Award (Birmingham Mail)
Eurovision 2014: What we know about Molly Smitten-Downes so far (Independent)
"She thinks Choco Leibniz are the best biscuits in the world, putting her in a strong position with German voters."
Tom Margerison obituary (Guardian)
"Founder of New Scientist, Sunday Times journalist and BBC broadcaster who made complicated subjects easy to understand."
BBC to launch refreshed Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Game (British Comedy Guide)
"The new 30th anniversary version of the game will allow users to play in high definition for the first time"
Amazon, BBC to Revive 'Ripper Street' (Hollywood Reporter)
"Amazon Prime Instant Video on Wednesday unveiled a deal with the BBC to revive crime drama Ripper Street."
BBC Four creates new season on gardens (Televisual)
The BBC’s bestselling shows abroad (Ariel)
"A record 725 buyers are attending BBC Worldwide's annual showcase this week, where programmes such as The Musketeers and Horrible Histories will be sold to foreign broadcasters."
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