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BBC Radio 1 confirms details for broadcast of the official download chart

Category: Radio 1

Date: 09.08.2004
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BBC Radio 1 has today confirmed that it has signed a contract with the Official Chart Company to be the exclusive radio partner for the download chart.


The new chart will begin on 1 September and will be broadcast weekly from then on at 6.00pm on Wednesdays during The Scott Mills Show.

Andy Parfitt, Controller, Radio 1, said of the deal: "As we all know, downloading is the most significant development in the music industry since the CD.


"We are well on track to a time when this is one of the main ways our young audience will buy their new music.


"It is absolutely right therefore that we should pioneer with this chart - to push forward legal downloading and tell the nation what the most popular tracks are."

Scott Mills said: "Despite still finding it hard to get to grips with my iPod, I too know that downloading tracks is the way forward so I am glad that Radio 1 is going to broadcast the chart.


"More importantly, though, I have always fancied myself as a chart presenter so I plan to give Wes a run for his money in the counting backwards stakes!"

Radio 1 will continue to broadcast The Official Chart show on Sunday with Wes from 4.00 to 7.00pm.


A repeat of the download countdown will be carried in the show.





Category: Radio 1

Date: 09.08.2004
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