BBC iPlayer adds ‘From the Archive’ section

Louis Theroux

The BBC has added a section to its iPlayer catch-up service that will include a range of archive content spanning from 1946 to today. The… Read more

BBC chairman ‘concerned’ over broadcast quotas

Sir David Clementi

BBC chairman David Clementi has said he is “concerned” about quotas relating to its broadcast hours, claiming they focus on “quantity not quality”. Speaking at… Read more

BBC ‘must future-proof’ against US threats

BBC director general Tony Hall

BBC director general Tony Hall has said getting the “strategic relationship” between the UK pubcaster’s international sales and production division right will help “secure the… Read more

BBC builds proof-of-concept voice sign-in and search for iPlayer

BBC voice search

The BBC has built a proof-of-concept version of its iPlayer on-demand platform that allows individuals to sign in using their unique voiceprint and search for… Read more

Benbow exiting in BBC Children’s shake-up

Kay Benbow

Kay Benbow is the leaving the children’s division of UK pubcaster the BBC as part of a major shake-up that makes Cheryl Taylor its content… Read more

BBC VR study highlights ‘virtual cinema’ potential and headset woes

BBC VR virtual reality test

The ability of virtual reality to remove distractions and enable viewers to enjoy an immersive cinema-like experience was one of the key benefits experienced by… Read more

BBC: reaching young people a major ‘strategic issue’

BBC director general Tony Hall

Successfully reaching young people is “one of the single biggest strategic issues” now facing the BBC, according to director general Tony Hall. In a statement… Read more

BBCWW upbeat despite drop in cash returns

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The BBC’s commercial arm reported a year-on-year increase in sales and profits, but cash returns to the corporation fell for the third consecutive year. Announcing… Read more

BBC breaks Wimbledon streaming record


The BBC served 24.1 million stream requests during Wimbledon this year, making it the most-streamed edition of the tennis tournament to date. The BBC released… Read more

BBC changes US news partner

bbc news

BBC News and CBS news have struck an editorial and newsgathering partnership that will allow both organisations to share video, editorial content, and additional newsgathering… Read more