About Connected Studio

What is Connected Studio?

Connected Studio, as part of the BBC's Research and Development department, provides the inspiration, support and platform to help keep the BBC at the cutting-edge of online innovation, and a world leader at delivering engaging, digital broadcast experiences.

With audience needs at the forefront of development, Connected Studio devises work programmes and events that lead to the production of innovative digital pilots. These programmes include workshops and creative sessions designed to guide people through the idea-generation process, before further support is provided to develop selected projects into pilots that will appear on our audience-facing platform, BBC Taster, to be tested.

Connected Studio innovation network

BBC Taster

BBC Taster is the audience-facing platform that was built and is run through Connected Studio. It is a website that invites our public audiences to try, rate and share the latest digital pilots from across the BBC, showcasing a range of digital tools, techniques and content.

BBC News Labs

BBC News Labs drives innovation in BBC News online through story-driven journalism, technology and data. Connected Studio and News Labs host #newsHACK, which are events that bring together people from across the media, journalism and academia to devise new concepts and ideas around digital news.

Connected Studio in the nations

Connected Studio has a presence across the UK, with our Nations teams developing programmes of innovation work for more localised projects or themes.

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