Quality and distinctiveness lie at the heart of the way in which we serve our local audiences. Across the country we’re driven by delivering high quality regional and local stories. Via a dynamic multimedia environment; TV, local radio and a range of dedicated local websites, we produce around 60% of the BBC’s domestic output for about 7% of the Licence Fee.
Our regional TV service produces daily news in 12 regions of England, weekly current affairs and politics in 11 of them and sports shows in 7. We’re targeted with covering all of the big issues in each region and series such as Inside Out, have an enviable record of breaking news.
If you love your radio, then you can tune into any of over 40 Local Radio Stations and we typically attract over 7 million listeners per year. Our local radio service staged more than 140 constituency candidate debate programmes over the last General Election and our winter weather coverage is an example of our unique ability to support our communities. And of course we offer more than any other broadcaster in terms of serious speech programming.
Online, we’re established as a major provider of quality news stories, with our teams generating over 50% of the BBC’s online news on the web. We also enjoy working closely across the BBC and with our communities in programming such as “Springwatch”.
And we get recognised for this too, with several plaudits awarded to us for breaking news from, for example, the Royal Television Society, amongst others.
Working within our communities is part of our lifeblood, and we support and promote a wide range of local and England-wide cultural opportunities as part of drawing our nation together; not only in our programming but also in our teams.
The BBC needs people who reflect the diversity of the UK so it can create fantastic programmes and services for its many audiences. It has a team dedicated to supporting staff with visual, hearing, mobility and other disabilities to play a full part in making the BBC the most creative organisation in the world.
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