April 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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What was that about video killing the radio star? One of the UK's most popular radio stations, Radio 1, has been working hard to become a video star over the last couple of years. At the MIPTV conference...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

BitTorrent has worked with a number of independent musicians over the past couple of years with its bundle initiative, but last week it secured its biggest coup yet – a TV show. Doctor Who, to be precise,...

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March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In the 1980s, the BBC launched its own home computer in the UK – the BBC Micro – which for many current software engineers (of a certain age) is the device they cut their programming teeth on. Now...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

TV and digital media producers can now tap in to the BBC’s history of soundtracks, through a new product from Universal Publishing Production Music’s Beeb-branded label. It’s called the BBC Orchestral...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British broadcaster the BBC signalled its intentions to launch a video channel for its flagship Radio 1 station earlier this year, with plans to house it within the Beeb’s own catchup TV service...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

BBC’s Radio 1 has been in the news a lot recently around its playlist meetings and its head of music’s views on the future of the album in the digital age. The Guardian has been speaking to Ben Cooper,...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC’s Radio 1 is planning to launch a ‘visual’ space on its parent corporation’s iPlayer service later this year, and controller Ben Cooper has been explaining why and how in a blog post. “Over...

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June 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

  A recent Observer feature about how Radio 1 in the UK goes about setting its playlist has provoked lots of debate within the industry. Now the BBC station’s music boss George Ergatoudis has responded...

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February 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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“So @GeorgErgatoudis has just announced that @BBCR1 will v.soon be including @Spotify streams in the Top 40 charts not just sales!” claimed one of the tweets coming out of last night’s Radio Academy...

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