BBC Worldwide confirms BBC Store closure

BBC Store

BBC Worldwide is shutting down its transactional VOD service, BBC Store, amid changing viewing habits and weak demand for the offering. The BBC’s commercial arm… Read more

BBC news grows global reach


BBC content now reaches a weekly global audience of 372 million, according to the UK public broadcaster, representing a 7% increase year-on-year. The Global Audience… Read more

Ampere: Over 55s failing to see attractions of SVOD


Over 55s are not tuning in to subscription video-on-demand, even though they have embraced catch-up on-demand services from free-to-air broadcasters, according to research by Ampere… Read more

BBC Worldwide places BBC Store under review

BBC Store

The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, is mulling whether to close down its transactional VOD service, BBC Store, just 18 months after its launch. The… Read more

BBC reports 23% increase in April iPlayer traffic

Line of Duty

The BBC reported a 23% year-on-year increase in programme requests to its on-demand iPlayer service in April. Programme requests reached 274 million for the month,… Read more

Liberty Global, Virgin ranked among top UK employers

Liberty Global thumb

Liberty Global, Virgin and the BBC ranked among the UK’s top 10 employers, according to LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Companies list. The professional network said it… Read more

Producers welcome new S4C chief

Owen Evans

Welsh indie production body the TAC has welcomed the appointment of senior civil servant Owen Evans as CEO of the nation’s pubcaster, S4C. Evans will… Read more

BBC must ‘reinvent itself’ for a new generation

Anne Bulford

During its current charter period the BBC has set itself the challenge of reinventing itself for a new generation, according to deputy director general, Anne… Read more

BBC Advertising names business development and innovation chief

Errol Baran

BBC Worldwide’s advertising unit, BBC Advertising, has named Errol Baran as SVP of business development and innovation. In this new role, he will be charged… Read more