July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC recently saw a massive £750m-shaped hole appear in its budget, partly because it had to agree to offer those aged 75+ in the UK a free licence fee. That means it has to find new ways to commercialise...

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April 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


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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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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May 31st, 2013 by Music Ally

BBC Glastonbury

The BBC took the wrappers off its plans to broadcast this year's Glastonbury Festival yesterday, and they're a marked step up in ambition from the last event in 2011.

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May 29th, 2013 by Music Ally

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If you've used the BBC's iPlayer catch-up service in the UK for TV and radio, you'll know that TV shows can be downloaded to watch offline, but radio shows can't – only podcasts.

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December 14th, 2012 by Music Ally

The BBC’s iPlayer Radio app has been downloaded more than 1m times since 8 October.

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October 24th, 2012 by Music Ally


Daniel Danker and Mark Friend discuss the new iPlayer Radio app, Spotify and Pandora, and how radio experience will change for different age groups.

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