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Creative Diversity Network Awards

The CDN Awards focus on output and content across the entire television industry (not just the BBC) and are open to all in house and independent production companies and programme makers. Tuesday September 11th, 5pm is the closing deadline, find out more about the criteria and how to enter.

Digital Production Partnership unveils new Metadata Application

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) - the industry collaboration between ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC - has unveiled its new Metadata Application. Find out more about what this means for productions and delivery.

Learning Zone opportunity: Drama PSHE KS3/4

The Learning Zone is looking to commission another 60 minutes of original drama for slightly older children in KS3/4. We are seeking ideas for short (10 - 15 minute) dramas that reflect some of the key issues. Find out more about this opportunity for the Learning Zone.

Learning Zone opportunity: PSHE / Body Image KS3/4

The Learning Zone is keen to commission a PSHE series on Body Image for Secondary Schools in Key Stage 3/4 (11-16). Body Image is a critical issue for young people today. Find out more about this opportunity for the Learning Zone.

BBC Asian Network Commissioning Opportunities

BBC Asian Network have released five tenders for a range of programmes including a new Music Show, a Weekend Breakfast Show, an Asian Network Request Show, an Official Download Asian Chart Show and an Asian Network Anthems Show.

Radio 1 Breakfast Show Imaging Opportunity

The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw launches in late September and Radio 1 are looking to commission a strong sonic identity for it. There is an opportunity available to put forward your demos to Radio 1 for this new breakfast show.

BBC Learning Opportunity: Bitesize 20 x 3' short form

BBC Learning's "Bitesize" is a study support service for students, helping 6-16 year old with their coursework, homework and preparation for tests and exams. We are commissioning 20 x 3' short-form videos for KS3 French. Find out more and where to pitch to.

Comedy opportunity: Feed My Funny - Online Pilots

After the success of BBC Three's Feed My Funny Exclusives pilots, we are now on the look-out for innovative ideas for the next series of long form Feed My Funny Exclusives to commission later this year. Find out more about what we're looking for and who to pitch to.

Radio 2 Main Commissioning Round 2013/14

The main commissioning round 2013/14 for Radio 2 was launched on the 17th July at the Media Cafe in New BH and here you can find the brief and more information about the round comprised of documentaries, specials and ideas they are looking for on this page.

New CBeebies Radio Online brief (July 2012)

The new CBeebies Radio Online brief has been published. CBeebies are looking for 10 X 10 minute character-led audio pieces for pre-school audience (up to 6 years of age). Find out more information and the closing date for submissions from the CBeebies commissioning team.

New Science & Natural History Commissioning priorities now available (July 2012)

The latest Science & Natural History Commissioning development briefs from Kim Shillinglaw have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New History & Business Commissioning priorities now available (July 2012)

The latest History & Business Commissioning development briefs and showreel from Martin Davidson have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

BBC Local Radio Evening Programme Tender

BBC local radio is putting out to tender the production of an all-local radio evening programme, broadcast Monday to Friday 7 to 10pm on all 39 local radio stations. On this page you can read the brief and find out further information about the tender.

New Religion & Ethics Commissioning priorities now available (June 2012)

The latest Religion & Ethics Commissioning development briefs from Aaqil Ahmed have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Arts Commissioning priorities now available (June 2012)

The latest Arts Commissioning development briefs from Mark Bell 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.

New Music & Events Commissioning priorities now available (June 2012)

The latest Music & Events Commissioning development briefs from Jan Younghusband 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 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.

BBC Fresh: New Directors June 2012 pitching round now open

BBC Three is committed to new talent and the Fresh New Directors initiative commissions six 60-minute films a year from the next generation of documentary film makers. Find out more about the briefs and entry information for the June 2012 pitching round.

All New BBC Writers Room

The BBC writersroom has been relaunched with an all-new website for 2012. Responsive, proactive and an open door to writers, the BBC writersoom is always looking at new ways to find and champion talent for all BBC platforms. Find out new opportunitines and where to send scripts.

New BBC Three Features, Formats & Factual Commissioning priorities now available (April 2012)

The latest BBC Three Features, Formats & Factual Commissioning development briefs from Charlotte Moore have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New BBC One & Two Features & Formats Commissioning priorities now available (April 2012)

The latest BBC One & Two Features & Formats Commissioning development briefs from Alison Kirkham have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Documentaries Commissioning priorities now available (April 2012)

The latest Documentaries Commissioning development briefs from Charlotte Moore have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Comedy Commissioning priorities now available (April 2012)

The latest refreshed Comedy Commissioning development briefs from Cheryl Taylor 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.

New Daytime & Early Peak Commissioning priorities now available (April 2012)

The latest Daytime & Early Peak Commissioning development briefs from Liam Keelan 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.

New Current Affairs Commissioning priorities now available (March 2012)

The latest Current Affairs Commissioning development briefs from Clive Edwards have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Drama Commissioning priorities now available (March 2012)

The latest Drama Commissioning development briefs from Ben Stephenson have been published (March 2012). Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

Radio 2 Commissioning round opens

Details about the Radio 2 top-up commissioning round for programmes for year 2012/2013. This round includes some core strands and also some Ad Hoc rounds such as programme ideas for Christmas & World War 1 and also the Richard Allinson tender.

Radio 4 Commissioning Round Launch

Gwyneth Williams and Denis Nowlan launch the 2012 Radio 4 Spring commissioning round in the BBC Radio Theatre. Find out more about the round, what Radio 4 are looking for and FAQs. This is the main commissioning round for Radio 4 for 2012.

Radio 4 Commissioning Round Opens

Find out details about the 2012 BBC Radio 4 Spring commissioning round along with the briefs containing all the information you require to pitch ideas in this round and which commissioning slots are open for pitching. This is the main commissioning round for Radio 4 for 2012.

Invitation to the Radio 4 Spring Commissioning Round launch

Radio 4's commissioning round opens on the 24th Feb and there is a briefing on the 27th Feb in the BBC's Radio Theatre for independent production companies to attend. Find out more about how you can attend the session here.

New file based programme delivery standards agreed

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has unveiled its new Technical and Metadata Standards for file-based programme delivery in the UK.

BBC Radio 1 - Chart Show Imaging Package

Radio 1 is looking to commission a new dynamic, bold and brave sonic identity for The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1 for its re-launch in late February. See here for the commissiong brief and further details of the station sound imaging required.

BBC Radio 1 Specialist Tender - January 2012

Radio 1 is seeking applications from Independent Production companies to take on the production of a number of specialist and evening strands. See here for the commissioning briefs and more information about the opportunities available.

Radio Fast Train - Training Day for Freelancers and Indies

Find out information about the Radio Fast train event which will be a training day held on the 7th February for Freelancers and Independent Production Company staff, hosted by the BBC Academy in partnership with Skillset

BBC Launches Search For New Disabled Presenters

BBC Vision is launching a nationwide search called 'PresentAble' for new disabled presenting talent to be offered a unique training opportunity with the BBC. It will focus efforts on discovering and developing new presenters with disabilities.

Radio 1 opens up new opportunities for independents

Radio 1 is looking to the independent sector to find a new presenter to join the Saturday night line up. Ben Cooper explains the decision within R1's wider commissioning strategy to open up more opportunities for indies to produce content for the station.

Entertainment Briefing sessions - 8 Dec 2011

We are pleased to be able to bring you the genre sessions from the BBC Entertainment Commissioning Briefing on 8th December 2011. You can find videos of each session, led by Mark Linsey, Mirella Breda, Karl Warner and Sean Hancock.

Albert - A sustainable, creative future for production

Albert has been developed as an online "carbon calculator" specifically designed to measure the carbon impact of programme production. Find out how you can reduce your impact on the environment and potentially cut your CO2 footprint and save money.

Radio 4 Extra - Main Commissioning Round 2012/2013

Radio 4 Extra have announced their main commissioning round for programmes for 2012/2013. Find out more details on the three commissioning briefs, the round and the first offers process. The deadline for proposals to be entered into Proteus is Thursday 26th Jan 2012.

Radio 3 Commissioning Opportunity - Sunday Morning strand

Radio 3 is retendering the Sunday Morning strand for transmissions from April 1st 2012. This strand now forms part of the WOCC (Window of Creative Competition). Find out more about the brief and the full editorial and financial details of the strand.

Radio 4 Commissioning Timetable - Spring 2012

Radio 4 announces the commissioning timetable for the Spring Commissioning round 2012. This is the main commissioning round for Radio 4 2012. Briefs and further details will follow, according to the dates on the schedule.

CBBC Drama submissions process update

We are making some changes to the way we develop and commission new independent dramas for CBBC in 2012. Instead of the usual annual commissioning round, we are returning to a system of rolling commissioning throughout the year bringing drama into line with the other CBBC genres. Proposals will still need to be submitted formally through e-commissioning.

Harnessing the creative potential of BBC Online

Bringing together the tremendous talent and experience of television with the huge creative potential of online is at the heart of the BBC's offering, produing great new content audiences will just love. Find out more from Victoria Jaye on this and the latest announcement from Zai today about 6 web pilots showcasing new comedy talent on BBC3.

Knowledge & Daytime Commissioning Briefing sessions - 23 Nov 2011

We are pleased to be able to bring you the genre sessions from the BBC Knowledge and Daytime Commissioning Briefing on 23rd November 2011.

BBC Radio 1 - New Station Imaging Package opportunity

Find out information about the opportunity to supply BBC Radio 1's new station sound imaging package. The deadline for demo submissions is 19th Jan 2012 and submissions should be made to Dan Mumford, please read the full brief before pitching.

Update: Commissioning briefing videos

Updated 30th November 2011: You can find the published Knowledge & Daytime Commissioning Briefing sessions on the November 30th 2011 news piece and via the What We Want Genre pages.

Arts Council England & BBC launch digital arts media service

Arts Council England and the BBC have announced an experimental digital arts media service and commissioning programme called The Space. Find out more about the application process, the £2.5 million of ACE strategic digital innovation funds available and who is eligible. The deadline for applications is December 9th.

Question Time: Scotland Tender Opportunity

We are delighted to offer an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for production of Question Time, the BBC's flagship political debate programme. The production must qualify as a Nations Production with a substantive base in Scotland, find out more about the criteria and details.

Boarding School Bomber - a unique perspective

Boarding School Bomber started life as a police training film, Conviction, produced by corporate production company Omni to tackle violent extremism. Find out more this programme's unique route to commission and clever combination of CCTV, internet propaganda, intimate interviews and dramatised story telling.

What's so special about Britain...in a day?

Britain in a Day was launched on 12th November 2011 and the project asked the British people to turn amateur filmmaker for one day with the aim of capturing the essence of Britain in an innovative documentary, find out more about the BBC and Scott Free productions project and how to view the short films on Youtube.

The Pitch - BBC Audio & Music Masterclass - 10th Nov 2011

Listen back to the audio from The Pitch Masterclass held at BBC Broadcasting House on Thursday 10th November 2011. Frank Ash presents a panel with BBC Network Radio commissioning Editors giving tips and information on how to submit your ideas for commissions to BBC Radio networks 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Pact & BBC launch commissioning systems user survey

Pact have joined forces with the BBC to undertake a review of the BBC's commissioning systems: e-Commissioning, Proteus, Bravo and the ASL. Find out more about how you can offer your opinions and make suggestions for improvements.

New CBeebies Radio Online brief

The new CBeebies Radio Online brief has been published. CBeebies are looking for 10 X 10 minute character-led, soft learning and sound based entertainment pieces. Find out more information and the closing date for submissions from the CBeebies commissioning team.

Gardeners' Question Time tender opportunity

The Radio 4 tender round for Gardeners' Question Time 2012-2015 launches on Wednesday 9th November and closes on 8th December 2011. This opportunity is open exclusively to independent production companies and is not open to BBC departments. Find out more about the details and criteria you'll need to meet to pitch.

Audio & Music Independent Production Company Database

Tim Davie announces the launch of the new Audio & Music Independent Production Company database. This will be used for all communication and central queries for pitching ideas to BBC Network Radio stations. This replaces any separate directories that the individual networks have held in the past.

Genuine Stories in Their Language: The Radio 1/1Xtra Docs Festival 2011

This year's Radio 1 and 1Xtra Documentaries Commissioning Round launch was preceded by an afternoon of talks from inspirational documentary makers. The documentaries festival was a fantastic opportunity to hear how they skewed expectations to repackage the genre.

Commercial Availability

'Commercial Availability' is the new name for the BBC's guide to help audiences find programmes the BBC has commissioned and which are now accessible in commercial spaces. Find out more about what it means for your programmes, how it works and how distributors have been selected.

Updated: Radio 1/1Xtra Stories commissioning round and docs festival

On 13th October the BBC will be launching the commissioning round for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories for 2012 along with with a mini documentary festival at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, find out more about both events along with how to register your interest.

Delivering Quality First

Delivering Quality First is the BBC's plan for how it can best deliver the highest quality programmes and content to audiences until the end of the Charter in 2017. Further background and the proposals in full are available on the BBC's Delivering Quality First site.

Updated: UK Broadcasters and Vision+Media to host Comedy Conference

The BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky have announced that they will be working with Vision+Media to host a pan-industry Comedy Conference in Salford, Manchester. Find out more about this free event and how to register your interest in the conference.

Programme pages are getting a new look

In the next few months you'll notice that programme pages on bbc.co.uk/programmes are getting a massively improved look. Find out more about how this will affect your programme pages, page migration and frequently asked questions.

BBC Radio Northern Development Fund 2011/2012

BBC Radio has launched the Northern Development Fund for 2011/2012. The fund will be looking to commission programme ideas to be broadcast on 5 live as well as Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4 and 6Music.

5 live Formula One & Christmas commissioning opportunities

BBC Radio 5 live proposes to commission coverage of Formula One motor racing for the 2012 and 2013 seasons and at least three one-off programme ideas to run at various points over the Christmas and New Year.

New BBC Three Features, Formats & Factual Commissioning priorities now available

The latest BBC Three Features, Formats & Factual Commissioning development briefs from Harry Lansdown have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Religion & Ethics Commissioning priorities now available

The latest Religion & Ethics Commissioning development briefs from Aaqil Ahmed have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Music & Events Commissioning priorities now available

The latest Music & Events Commissioning development briefs from Jan Younghusband have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Arts Commissioning priorities now available

The latest Arts Commissioning development briefs from Marl Bell have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Documentaries Commissioning priorities now available

The latest Documentaries Commissioning development briefs from Charlotte Moore have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

Update on working with BBC Online

In November 2010 we explained that we were making changes to the way BBC Online would work with external suppliers, to make our processes simpler and more transparent. Today, I am pleased to give an update on our progress towards this goal.

Radio 3 opportunities: Commissioning for 2012 - 2013

On the 8th September 2011 the second Radio 3 commissioning round opened for Sunday Feature, Music Feature, Between the Ears, The Essay and Specials on Radio 3 for financial year 2012/13. Find out more about the opportunities along with the necessary process and guidelines for submissions.

New Science & Natural History Commissioning priorities now available

The latest Science & Natural History Commissioning development briefs from Kim Shillinglaw have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New CBeebies Radio Online brief

The CBeebies Radio Online Indie Commission brief has been published. Find out more information and the closing date for submissions from the CBeebies commissioning team.

New BBC One & Two Features & Formats Commissioning priorities now available

The latest BBC One & Two Features & Formats Commissioning development briefs from Alison Kirkham have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

BBC Academy & Editorial Policy launch 5 new modules

The new modules use real editorial and ethical conundrums that others have faced. In the safe environment of an online module, you can test your wits in short, interactive exercises and quizzes and apply your learnings to everyday programme making.

Radio 2 opportunities for 2012/13

The main Radio 2 commissioning round has now opened for programme opportunities in 2012 / 2013. Find out more information about the brief, timetable, process and when and how to submit offers.

New Current Affairs Commissioning priorities now available

The latest Current Affairs Commissioning development briefs from Clive Edwards have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New History & Business Commissioning priorities now available

The latest History & Business Commissioning development briefs and showreel from Martin Davidson have been published. Find out more about the commissioning slot details, what's been working well on the channels and where opportunities exist.

New Drama Commissioning priorities now available

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

New guidance on product placement and props

It's important to remember that the BBC is prohibited from taking product placement for its licence fee funded services. Read the latest new guidelines and advice on product placement and props.

BBC publishes Annual WoCC results and its response to the BBC Trust's second WoCC review

Figures out today (30.6.10) for the BBC's WOCC (Window of Creative Competition) for financial year 2010/2011 show marginal changes to the hours won by in-house versus independent production companies. Read more about the detail and the executive response to the BBC Trust's recommendations.

New Entertainment Commissioning priorities now available

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.

New Daytime & Early Peak Commissioning priorities now available

The latest Daytime & Early Peak Commissioning development briefs from Liam Keelan 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.

New Comedy Commissioning priorities now available

The latest refreshed Comedy Commissioning development briefs from Cheryl Taylor 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.

A new operational model for external online supply

The BBC's Head of External Supply for BBC Commissioning, Jane McCloskey, talks about BBC Online's progress in improving how it manages it's commissioning process. Find out more about the long term strategy, the tech roster and the new BBC Online events calendar.

Commissioning BBC Online and third party suppliers update

As you may know, the approach to commissioning on BBC Online is changing and has been for some time. The General Manager of BBC Online, Andy Conroy offers an update on how the operational changes we made in November will impact on the online business.

Britain's Next Top Funding Model

The TV and digital sector seems to be the great hope of a UK economy still struggling to keep its head above water - and new ways of financing Television, Film and other creative content are much in demand. Krishan Arora from the BBC's Network Supply Project takes a closer look at how both the BBC and companies are responding.

BBC Three Controller Q&A: Zai Bennett

Zai Bennett talks about his ambitions for BBC Three along with his commissioning priorities, his thoughts on social media, new talent, the importance of drama on the channel and plenty more. Find out how he sees BBC Three continuing it's successful growth and what's coming next on the channel.

Victoria Jaye: Commissioning for TV & iPlayer content

TV&iPlayer means unifying the currently disparate sites of BBC iPlayer, with TV channel homepages, programme information and web original content, genre and archive collections to create a single television experience, that really is greater than the sum of its parts. Find out more from Head of IPTV and TV Online Content for Vision, Victoria Jaye.

Saul Nassé: Building our Knowledge & Learning product

The BBC needs to find a way of unlocking the educational potential in all that it creates, connecting opportunities for learning right across the BBC. Find out more about the plans to build one place for all of the BBC's factual and educational content online from Saul Nassé, Controller of BBC Learning.

Radio 3 opportunities: Drama on 3 and The Wire for 2012/13

On the 25th May 2011 we launched the commissioning round for BBC Radio 3's Drama on 3 and The Wire for the financial year 2012/13. Find out more about the opportunities along with the necessary process and guidelines for submissions.

World Service spring 2012 opportunities

World Service has opened it's Spring commissioning round. The commissioning period covers autumn 2011 to autumn 2012 and includes opportunities within Your World, The Documentary, Sporting Witness and Heart & Soul.

e-Commissioning system improvements

We have made some changes and improvements to the e-Commissioning system. Find out more about the extended session time-out duration, visible session start and end time markers and how to access your archived proposal submissions from within the admin area of your account.

Comedy & Entertainment live show brief for BBC Three

The next big challenge is to find a weekly live comedy and entertainment series that will feel like a real event in the schedule. The show might be made up of interviews, pre-recorded sketches, live stunts, hidden camera set pieces and more...

Radio 2 opportunities: core strands and ad hoc briefs for 2011/12

The second Radio 2 commissioning round has now opened and there are tender opportunities available for the Janice Long, Alex Lester and Sound of the 60s shows as well as ad hoc briefs for 2011/12.

BBC Drama Writers Academy looking for new talent

The BBC is looking for the next generation of TV writers to take part in its prestigious Drama Writers Academy, a unique course that equips writers with the skills to work on BBC flagship continuing drama programmes - EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty and Doctors.

Comedy and BBC North opportunity: funding for original 30' comedy scripts

Comedy Commissioning and BBC North will be funding six full theatrical presentations of original half hour comedy scripts at our new Salford base in October 2011, with an ambition to see one or more commissioned into a series for one of the channels.

Radio 3 opportunity: Weekday Morning Strand 2011/12

Radio 3 are implementing changes to the Radio 3 schedule and are putting out to tender the weekday Morning Strand (currently Classical Collection). Find out more about the new longer slot, 0900-1200, for programmes broadcast from 12 September 2011.

Controller Q&A: Mark Linsey on his latest commissioning priorities for Entertainment

Mark Linsey talks about his latest commissioning priorities for Entertainment along with recent highlights, what's coming up next, programmes he admires and what not to pitch.

BBC Sport puts out sailing tender for 2012 Olympics

BBC Sport will be putting out to tender its domestic coverage of Sailing during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Find out more about the tender, likely timings and when it will be open to all interested parties.

Radio 5 live opportunity: The Kermode and Mayo film review show

The Kermode and Mayo film review show is currently out to tender to independent production companies. Find out more about the opportunity and Radio 5 live commissioning.

Becoming Human: Inside a successful cross-platform commission

Becoming Human is BBC Three's most successful cross-platform commission with over 1.5 million views across platforms to date. Find out more about its development, the influence of audience appetite and the transition from red button and online interactive whodunit to a full BBC Three TV broadcast.

BBC Radio changes the way it commissions

Tim Davie announces a new plan to improve the Radio commissioning process for Independent production companies.

Danny Cohen on audibility and why clear sound matters

This week BBC Vision's Vision's Audibility project looking at the facts behind the complaints we get about sound has come to a conclusion. Find out more from BBC One Controller, Danny Cohen.

The BBC Archive Centre has moved

BBC Information & Archives would like to note to all users of the archive that the Windmill Road site in Brentford is now closed. The BBC Archive has relocated to a new address, find out more here.

Reflecting the UK

The BBC has recently been asking our audiences what they think of how their particular area of the UK is portrayed on network television. Find out more in Krishan Arora's article on reflecting the UK.

Digital Production Partnership (DPP) launches

The BBC is a key player in the newly formed Digital Production Partnership (DPP), an initiative that aims to help producers and broadcasters maximise the potential benefits of digital production.

Welcome to the new BBC Commissioning website

An introduction to the new BBC commissioning website, find out more about how the new site brings our TV, radio and online commissioning requirements together through a single portal.

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