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Mason named BBC News Political Editor

The BBC is has announced the appointment of Chris Mason as its new Political Editor. Mason has been Political Correspondent for BBC News for over 10 years, reporting from Westminster across TV, radio and online. During that time he’s reported on everything from Brexit to the Coronavirus pandemic, taking in three General Elections along the […]

April 13, 2022

BBC celebrates 60 years of The Rolling Stones

This summer, the BBC will celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones with a season of programming across television, radio and digital platforms. The centrepiece is an exclusive four-part series of films, My Life as a Rolling Stone, which will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, produced by Mercury Studios. It tells the story […]

April 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: 34.5m tune in to BBC Radio each week

Figures from RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) reveal that 34.5 million people tuned in to BBC Radio each week for live output across the stations during Q4 2021, with a share of 49.9 per cent. During the same quarter, on BBC Sounds there were a total 162 million plays to on-demand radio and podcast content, […]

February 3, 2022

Lamacq celebrates Independent Venue Week on BBC Radio 6 Music

Steve Lamacq (who presents weekdays, 4pm-7pm on BBC Radio 6 Music) will celebrate Independent Venue Week with a series of special shows between Monday 31 January and Friday 4 February. Across the week, each programme will celebrate a different independent venue in a UK town or city – PJ Molloys in Dunfermline (Monday 31 January), […]

January 19, 2022

Data: 25% increase in podcast listening on BBC Sounds

In 2021 (January to November) there have been 1.3 billion plays of radio, music and podcast on BBC Sounds, an increase of 8 per cent over a similar period in 2020, as listeners enjoy more brilliant BBC audio on their devices. The latest figures from the BBC also show there were 558 million plays of […]

December 20, 2021

BBC Cymru, BBC Audio partner on network radio hub

BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Audio have announced a new partnership which will bring together their network radio teams in Wales and Bristol in a single unit, led from Cardiff, working across both sites. The new unit, will create a substantial audio hub with more than 70 posts, giving the teams across the two bases […]

December 10, 2021

BBC Sounds launches in Sonos app

BBC Sounds has launched in the Sonos app. Listeners with Sonos speakers in the UK will now be able to discover and listen tp BBC radio, music mixes and podcasts using the Sonos app for smartphones and tablets. BBC Sounds already has an average weekly audience of 3.6 million across mobile, TV, website and voice […]

December 9, 2021

BBC: International audience doubled in 10 years

The BBC has achieved the highest ever global audience, according to the Global Audience Measure (GAM), which records the total weekly number of adults accessing the BBC around the world. In 2020/21, the BBC achieved record figures with an average audience of 489 million adults every week, an increase of over twenty million from the […]

November 24, 2021

BBC outlays centenary celebrations

To mark 100 years of the BBC in 2022, the Corporation has announced a bumper year of sports, events and landmark commissions for TV, Radio, and Online to inform, educate and entertain the nation, under the banner BBC 100. In 2022 special content will range from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to the Women’s Euros, the […]

November 18, 2021

BBC Sounds: 155m plays in Q3

The latest data from the BBC reveals there were a total 155 million plays for on-demand radio and podcasts on BBC Sounds this quarter, with 4.1 million plays for music mixes, up more than two million from this time last year. The average weekly BBC Sounds audience was 3.6 million across the app, website and […]

October 20, 2021