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BBC Sounds on PS5; signs Kamara

The BBC Sounds app is now available on the PlayStation 5. Listeners with PS5s consoles can now access live and on demand radio from the BBC’s national and local stations, music mixes curated by experts, artists and special guests, and a wide range of podcasts. Pushpa Reddy, director of product management, BBC, commented: “Record numbers […]

May 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Record numbers using BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a record 405 million plays of all audio on BBC Sounds, and a record total of 179 million plays for on-demand radio and podcasts in the first quarter of 2022. The average weekly BBC Sounds audience was also a record with 4.06 million across the app, website and […]

May 18, 2022

BBC launching Doctor Who podcast

The BBC has announced Doctor Who: Redacted, a new spin-off podcast coming to BBC Sounds. The 10-part series will begin alongside the television Easter special on April 17th, giving fans a new podcast of action-packed adventures. Listeners will be introduced to new characters alongside some familiar faces including the current Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Rani Chandra, […]

April 8, 2022

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

Record quarter for BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a total of 364 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts and music mixes on BBC Sounds last quarter and an average weekly audience of 3.8 million across the app, website and voice activated devices. The Christmas Sounds series proved popular last quarter, contributing to a record […]

February 1, 2022

BBC Sport NI to stream GAA Allianz League

Matches in the GAA Allianz leagues will be live streamed by the BBC for the first time this season. A game each weekend will be featured on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website starting on January 29th with Down’s Division Two football match against Derry at Owenbeg. The football coverage continues with Galway’s […]

January 27, 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 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

New look for iPlayer on TV

Viewers will begin to see a significant change to the way iPlayer, the BBC’s catch-up and live TV platform, looks on TV. The navigation menu will move to the left hand side of the screen – making it easier to browse different categories such as comedy, drama or sport. The change also gives much more […]

November 18, 2021By Colin Mann