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. This time round, the Beeb will livestream the six main music stages from Glastonbury, making more than 250 hours of performances available over the three days of the festival. People will be able to watch the performances on TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets, including through smart TVs and games consoles. Radio will also be a key factor in the BBC’s broadcasting plans, with a dedicated Glastonbury tab in its IPlayer Radio mobile app. The iPlayer will offer full catch-up access to the full sets, as well as the main broadcast coverage. “Not only will this be the first truly digital Glastonbury, this will also be the first mobile Glastonbury,” says BBC controller, multiplatform across radio and music Mark Friend. “We expect mobile and tablet viewing and listening to reach unprecedented levels, particularly over the weekend.”

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