The full benefits of digital broadcasting are now beginning to come through to our viewers and listeners.

The BBC has launched new television and radio services and significantly enhanced the quality and sophistication of the interactive and enhanced services on the digital platform. Interactive Wimbledon 2001, the enhanced Walking with Beasts programme, the BBC i-Bar, regional news programmes and the new BBC Children’s channels have all been critical successes for the BBC. BBC B&D has been a key contributor to the multifunction teams across the BBC which have made these popular innovations possible.