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BBC reveals Christmas idents

Magic Light Pictures has created Christmas idents exclusively for BBC One to tie in with the Christmas animated adventure Tabby McTat. The three 40-second animations show Tabby McTat and family enjoying a quiet snooze under the Christmas Tree when they’re abruptly awakened; Stick Man and his family receiving gifts from Santa; and the Gruffalo’s Child’s […]

December 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Hey Duggee releases Deck The Halls Christmas song

BBC Studios Kids & Family has revealed that Hey Duggee has released a new Christmas track called Hey Duggee Deck The Halls. The song is available on Hey Duggee YouTube, BBC iPlayer and all major music streaming platforms. The festive track includes vocals from Hey Duggee narrator Alexander Armstrong, plus the BBC Singers and beatboxing […]

December 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC News savings and digital reinvestment plans

BBC News has set out savings and reinvestment plans to boost its digital journalism; increase its streaming offer on iPlayer and the BBC News app; and bring more in-depth reporting to its online audiences. A new BBC News Investigations unit will be created, and areas such as BBC Verify will be boosted, with new reporting […]

November 30, 2023

Research: BBC programme-making should be riskier

The BBC should take more risks when producing new programmes if it is to reconnect with viewers and listeners on lower incomes, according to new audience research from UK broadcast regulator Ofcom. In recent years, Ofcom’s research has shown that people in lower socio-economic groups – who account for almost a quarter of the UK […]

November 30, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC Podcasts Premium in 166 additional countries

BBC Studios has launched BBC Podcasts Premium, its exclusive Apple subscription podcast service, for listeners in 166 new countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. BBC Podcasts Premium offers early access and ad-free listening for a range of the BBC’s most popular titles for listeners on Apple Podcasts. The international […]

November 28, 2023

BBC: 10.8m watch Planet Earth III

The first episode of BBC One’s Planet Earth III, presented by Sir David Attenborough, has consolidated at 10.6 miloon after 28 days. This makes it one of the highest rated programmes of the year across all genres, only beaten by The Coronation programming (Ceremony, Concert and Celebration), Eurovision and Happy Valley. Jack Bootle, Head of […]

November 28, 2023

Report: Sponsors still wary of WSL

The 2023/24 Women’s Super League (WSL) season is off to a record-breaking start, with attendance milestones and a robust social media following underscoring the rising popularity of women’s football in England. While Manchester clubs lead in sponsorship revenue, sponsors are still hesitant to commit to independent deals with WSL teams, highlighting the ongoing challenges in […]

November 27, 2023

Ponniah named BBC News’ Head of Digital News US

Kevin Ponniah has been appointed BBC News’ Head of Digital News for North America. He will be responsible for all US and Canada digital news reporting across BBC platforms, leading on developing BBC News’ offering on and working closely with BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial arm, on growing audiences, impact and revenue. The role […]

November 27, 2023

Report: BBC’s progress transferring roles outside London

The BBC has made progress transferring commissioning, production and journalism outside London, according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO), the UK’s independent public spending watchdog. To achieve this, the BBC’s Across the UK plans involve moving decisions on budgets and funding outside the capital to improve audience portrayal perceptions, increase the […]

November 24, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC responds to NAO report

The BBC’s Across the UK (ATUK) strategy, published in March 2021, sets out the BBC’s mission to deliver for the whole of the UK. As part of the biggest transformation in decades, the pioneering programme delivers a blueprint for moving investment, programming and decision-making across the UK to get closer to audiences, support the country’s […]

November 24, 2023