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BBC Vision frees up money for increased on-screen spend

George Entwistle, Director BBC Vision, today unveiled a radical re-organisation of BBC Vision and Rights & Business Affairs that will stimulate new ways of working and help free-up significantly increased content spend. Find out more about how this will be achieved and complete the original ambition to unify all parts of the business.

Radio 1 Xtra Specialist Tender - May 2012

BBC Radio 1Xtra is seeking applications from Independent Production companies to take on the production of a number of specialist music strands for 2012/2013. On this page you can find out more information about the strands available to pitch for and the commissioning briefs.

BBC Radio 3 Commissioning Round - Drama on 3 and The Wire

The commissioning round for BBC Radio 3's Drama on 3 and The Wire for the financial year 2013/14 is now open. On this page you can find out more information about these rounds and also download the commissioning briefs and other materials that will be able to assist you in pitching in this round.

DPP unveils the first Broadcasters' guide to digital workflows

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has today unveiled a major industry report, "The Bloodless Revolution: A Guide to Smoother Digital Workflows in Television." Issued on behalf of ITV, Channel Four and the BBC, it seeks to help producers and suppliers achieve a smoother transition to fully digital production.

Radio 3 tender - Late Evening Jazz Performance Strand

BBC Radio 3 are retendering the Late Evening Jazz Performance Strand, which is currently broadcast on Monday nights, for transmissions from September 2012. This strand forms part of the WOCC and is open to all suppliers, internal and external, who can produce a weekly Jazz strand.

PLAN NOW: BBC Archive to close 8-17th June

The BBC is introducing a new digital production desktop environment and archive called Fabric. It comprises a set of tools to support an end-to-end digital workflow. The next stage is migrating the BBC Archive catalogue - Infax - across to Fabric. Consequently, the archive will closed during the cutover period 8 - 17 June.

Comedy Commissioning Insight: If it's funny, people will watch

Though not unique, it is unusual for a series to be commissioned based on the strength of a read through, however that was the case for two brand new BBC sitcoms: In-house production Citizen Khan starring Adil Ray, and Tiger Aspect's Bad Education lead by Jack Whitehall.

New Entertainment Commissioning priorities now available (May 2012)

The latest Entertainment Commissioning development briefs and showreel from Mark Linsey have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot and audience details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

BBC Online Briefing Event

The BBC Online Briefing Event takes place on Friday 4th May 2012 and you can now find details of the event on the Technology and Online area of the BBC Commissioning website and via the smartphone site for the event.

Making great TV even better: The BBC's approach to companion experiences

Victoria Jaye, Head of Content, BBC iPlayer, presents an overview of the BBC's editorial approach to companion experiences at the Connected TV Summit in London.

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