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BBC Radio Asian Network has announced Ahmed Hussain as the new Head of the station.
BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network have launched Words First alongside BBC Arts and Contains Strong Language Festival, aiming to discover the best emerging spoken word artists from across the UK.
From Thursday 25 to Monday 29 June, when the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival was due to take place, the BBC will be bringing the spirit of Glastonbury to viewers at home with The Glastonbury Experience across BBC television, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and BBC Sounds
This Monday BBC Asian Network brings you a Bollywood Bank Holiday celebration to remember.
BBC Radio 6 Music reached a record 2.56 million listeners (from 2.49m last quarter and 2.52m last year), with the station’s weekday breakfast show with Lauren Laverne also seeing its biggest audience ever with 1.3 million listeners, according to the latest Rajars.
BBC Asian Network publishes Coronavirus advice videos in South Asian languages to help those whose first language is not English
BBC Asian Network has created a series of videos in seven different South Asian languages, explaining what COVID-19 is and how people can protect themselves.
The BBC will support and represent faith communities during the COVID-19 pandemic across its networks.
09.04.2020 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBeebies, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Online and interactive, News, Factual, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, Commissioning, BBC Sounds, BBC Scotland
The BBC will bring the nation together in a mass singalong every week until the UK’s lockdown is lifted, following the success of the first #UKSingalong last Thursday.
BBC Asian Network has announced it will make changes to its schedule during the Coronavirus crisis to ensure it can continue to keep listeners informed and entertained during the uncertainty.
BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network will be joining forces on Thursday 2 April for the BBC’s Great British Singalong, a mass singalong designed to lift the nation’s spirits.
BBC News has outlined its initial plans for how it will continue to offer its audiences trusted and accurate news throughout the Coronavirus crisis.
It was a stable quarter for BBC radio (Q4 2019, 16 Sept - 15 Dec) with 33.58 million listeners and a share of 51% (from 33.45m/49.4% in last quarter and 33.97/50.9% last year), according to latest data from Rajar.
05.02.2020 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
BBC Asian Network has announced its Future Sounds 2020 list. Celebrating the next generation of British Asian talent tipped for great things, the 10 emerging artists are Amrit Kaur, Ava Sehra, Deesh Sandhu, Harris J, Hyphen, Jazz Aulakh, Junaid Malik, Nayana IZ, RVHEEM and Shaima.
BBC Radio and BBC Sounds announce their on-air and on-demand highlights for the festive period.
25.11.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
This Christmas, Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network bring the best of festive cheer to listeners, whether it’s showcasing a new roster of DJs over the Christmas period, revealing this year’s Christmas Number 1, presenting the best in music mixes for the biggest nights of the year or hosting a series of takeovers from some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.
On BBC Radio 2 this Christmas, Bryan Adams presents two programmes on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, looking back at the classics of the Rock of Ages. There will be special shows across the festive period with some familiar names including Michelle Visage, Joe Lycett, Matt Lucas and Rick Astley. Plus, Rick Astley and Andrew Ridgeley kick off the New Year in style with the perfect tracks on the first day of 2020.
Latest Rajar data (Q3 2019, 24 June - 15 September) shows that BBC Radio 5 live sports extra reached record audiences with 2.2 million weekly listeners during the summer months (from 1.48m last quarter and 1.67m last year).
Submissions are open for The Bhangra Project, an on-air talent search to discover the UK’s next big Bhangra star. The project was launched today on The Asian Network Breakfast Show with Harpz Kaur.
BBC Asian Network has announced the line-up for Asian Network’s Residency, a show that champions the next generation of fresh DJ talent.
Latest Rajar data (Q2 2019, 1 April - 23 June 2019) shows Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra have drawn in more listeners each week. BBC Radio 1 had a weekly reach of 10.56 million listeners aged 10+, an increase from 10.18m last quarter and 10.25m last year. BBC Radio 1Xtra also saw increases this quarter, with 1.17 million weekly listeners (10+) up on 1.13m last quarter and 1.11m last year.
Mohit Bakaya has been named as the next Controller of Radio 4, Lorna Clarke will be the first Controller of Pop Music and Jonathan Wall has been appointed as the first Controller of BBC Sounds.
New Radio 2 and 6 Music breakfast shows with Zoe Ball, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie hit the top spot
Rajar data shows schedule changes on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music have been really well received by audiences, with Zoe Ball hosting the most listened to breakfast show in the UK (9.05m weekly listeners) and a record for Lauren Laverne’s new breakfast show on 6 Music with 1.28m listeners (up 197,000 since last quarter and 161,000 on last year).
BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Contains Strong Language have today launched Words First, a talent development scheme aiming to discover the best emerging spoken word talent in the UK.
The BBC today announced a major new pan-BBC Mental Health season with content across network and regional television, national and local radio and digital platforms.
25.04.2019 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, Radio, Drama, Learning, Online and interactive, Factual, Scotland, Wales, English Regions, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
Hay Festival and the BBC have today unveiled the full-line up for the BBC Tent at Hay Festival Wales 2019, along with broader coverage for the Festival.
Ten BBC presenters will be in Bradford next week as part of We Are Bradford, a week of stories from and about the city on the BBC.
BBC News is to pioneer a new approach to newsgathering with a week of news stories about Bradford across its national and regional outlets, podcasts, online platforms and on social media.
The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James has increased listeners by more than 300,000 in his first full quarter.
07.02.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
BBC Asian Network has revealed the line-up for Asian Network Live 2019, the station’s flagship live music event. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 2 March at Arena Birmingham.
Listening to BBC radio digitally has reached its highest proportion to date, as our digital stations BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio 5 live sports extra continue to grow and BBC podcast downloads reach a record high
25.10.2018 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, English Regions, BBC Sounds, Podcast
BBC Music Day is this Friday and musicians are getting ready to celebrate this fourth annual celebration of the power of music to change lives.
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced three additional artists for this year’s 1Xtra Live line-up. Hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family, the station’s flagship live music event will take place in London at the O2 Arena on Saturday 22 September.
As the majority share of radio listening continues to be digital, the BBC’s youth digital stations maintain steady growth.
BBC Music today announces that Kylie Minogue, Gareth Malone and Jarvis Cocker are amongst the famous names taking part in BBC Music Day, which features programming and events building up to and on the day itself - Friday 28 September.
31.07.2018 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, Radio, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, Orchestras, Commissioning, News
Chance The Rapper, Pusha T, Jorja Smith, Chip, Ella Mai, MIST, Mr Eazi and Yxng Bane to perform at 1Xtra Live in London
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced the line-up for this year’s 1Xtra Live. Hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family, the station’s flagship live music event will take place in London at the O2 Arena on Saturday, 22 September.
The BBC announces new titles for BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four that will be broadcast as part of The Big British Asian Summer - and launched a major new survey co-commissioned by BBC Factual, BBC News and BBC Asian Network.
In the same quarter that the digital share of listening to BBC radio reached 50 percent for the first time, all of the BBC’s digital stations attracted more listeners compared to the same period last year.
Nabihah Iqbal, DJ Rugrat, DJ Manara and DJ SHRAII lead the new line-up for BBC Asian Network’s Residency
BBC Asian Network announces the line-up for Asian Network’s Residency, a brand new show on the station championing the next generation of fresh DJ talent (Saturdays, 10pm-1am).
The BBC has today announced its presenting line-up for the TV broadcast of the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May.
BBC Asian Network announce brand new shows and talent on the station kicking off on 14 May with Asian Network presenter Yasser securing a new drive time slot weekdays from 4pm-7pm and the Official Asian Music Chart moving to his Friday show.
The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw has attracted 6.16 million listeners
Guru Randhawa, Jasmine Sandlas and Lotto Boyzz among those announced for BBC Asian Network Live in Birmingham
BBC Radio Asian Network announce the line-up for Asian Network Live in Birmingham - the station’s flagship event - which is set to take place on Saturday 10 March at Arena, Birmingham.
BBC Asian Network has announced that Jasmine Takhar is the new presenter of The BBC Asian Network Weekend Breakfast Show (6-10am), having taken over from Harpz Kaur who is now The BBC Asian Network Breakfast Show presenter (weekdays, 6-10am).
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