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talkSPORT, BBC renew EFL radio rights

The English football League (EFL) has announced the renewal of it national radio rights deal with talkSPORT for a further four seasons. Fans will now be able to listen to exclusive live commentary of their team on talkSPORT, with an uplift in games across the Sky Bet EFL and the Play-Offs. As part of the […]

June 26, 2024

AudioUK raises concerns over BBC competition

AudioUK, the trade body for independent audio production companies, has responded to the BBC confirming that it will be moving a significant part of its speech audio production to BBC Studios by April 2024. This will mean the BBC will be competing against the independent audio production sector to make audio content, including podcasts, for […]

November 7, 2023

World Athletics Championships 2023 on BBC

From August 19th to 27th, the BBC is providing live coverage of every event from the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest across TV, radio and online. A top line-up of athletes will be sharing expert insight and analysis, as well as their thoughts on medal hopefuls Dina Asher Smith, Daryll Neita, Keely Hodgkinson and […]

August 3, 2023

Increased listening for BBC Radio, BBC Sounds in Q4

More than 33 million people listened to BBC Radio stations live each week during the final quarter of 2022, according to new RAJARs. Radio 5 Live boosted its live audience to 5.57 milion with its news and sports content, including Formula 1 and 2022 FIFA World Cup. Radio 4 and its agenda-setting breakfast show, Today, […]

February 2, 2023

BBC shares review into tax and spend coverage

The BBC has shared its first ever thematic review as part of the Corporation’s 10-Point Impartiality Plan. The review assesses whether due impartiality is being achieved across BBC taxation and public spending, government borrowing and debt output and considers if a breadth of voices and viewpoints are being reflected. The BBC Board commissioned review finds […]

January 30, 2023

Jackson named BBC Radio 3 Controller

Sam Jackson has been announced as BBC Radio 3’s new Controller. Jackson will drive creative and managerial responsibility for the running of Radio 3 and the delivery of the annual BBC Proms, the celebrated classical music festival. Jackson started his career as a runner for the BBC Proms, and brings a wealth of experience in […]

January 13, 2023

BBC Radio 5 Live ups football offering

Ahead of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on August 5th, BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed its broadcast offering for the 2022-2023 season. As previously announced, BBC Radio 5 Live has secured rights to air the following live Premier League games each week: Saturday – 3pm [1st pick] Saturday – 5.30pm Sunday […]

July 25, 2022

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