BBC Radio & Music Multiplatform aims to offer the best multiplatform radio services in the world, reinventing radio for a new generation.
We create compelling interactive products and content for each of the BBC Radio networks: online, on mobile, on digital radio and on digital television. We make our content available when and where people want it, on whatever device they're using. Radio & Music Multiplatform works to deepen the BBC's relationships with audiences by incorporating social media features across programmes and syndicating our content widely.
We commission or outsource work from suppliers throughout the editorial and technical delivery process. This means that our suppliers might be working on a very diverse range of activities, from producing content through to software or user experience design.
The following information details:
- the commissioning process
- editorial compliance issues to consider
- how to publicise your project
The commissioning process
To be considered for the supply of various BBC Online services to the BBC you will need to register on our e-tenders site (hosted by BravoSolution). For more information on this please see the Supplying the BBC website.
If you are thinking of submitting a speculative proposal to Radio & Music Multiplatform, please consider the following questions first:
- How does it help to deliver Radio & Music Multiplatform's strategic priorities (detailed above)
- If the proposal is aimed at a particular radio network, what benefits will it bring to that network and how does it fit their remit and audience?
- Is the idea innovative? Does it push our creative boundaries and exploit the full potential of new media?
- How will it inspire audiences, the wider industry and the BBC?
- Does the idea provide value for money? Will the audience reach justify the spend?
- How does it fit with the BBC's public purposes and make the best of the BBC's strengths?
Will it drive digital literacy by introducing new audiences to digital services?
Speculative proposals should be sent to Helen Cox who is responsible for Radio & Music Multiplatform Indie commissioning and project delivery teams. Helen will then liaise with the relevant Interactive Editor and will either contact you to provide feedback or to confirm interest.
Editorial compliance issues to consider
New Media Suppliers must be familiar with the BBC Editorial Guidelines. In addition to these, Radio & Music Multiplatform has a set of 'Multiplatform Compliance Guidelines' (please see downloads).
Publicising your project
All communications about Indie projects commissioned by Radio & Music Multiplatform should be planned and agreed with the Radio & Music Multiplatform project manager prior to publication.
Any communications should be written with the Fair Trading guidelines in mind.