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BBC unveils The Glastonbury Experience 2021

With the pandemic seeing the Glastonbury Festival cancelled for a second consecutive year, BBC Music is once again hosting a celebration of the iconic event across BBC television, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and BBC Sounds, from June 25th to 27th. Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop Music, commented: “Summer wouldn’t be complete without a celebration of […]

June 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Coel makes BAFTA history

Michaela Coel became the first person in BAFTA history to win awards in the key categories of Leading Actress, Writer, Director and Mini-Series for her BBC drama, I May Destroy You. Coel picked up Leading Actress and Best Mini-Series at the BAFTA TV ceremony in London on June 6th. Last month, she won writing and […]

June 8, 2021

Bagpuss on BBC iPlayer

Iconic children’s show Bagpuss is debuting on the BBC iPlayer, with every episode arriving on May 30th. Made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the children’s stop motion animation was first broadcast in 1974. Despite only having 13 episodes, the programme has remained hugely popular across generations. The puppet series is set in Emily’s shop, a […]

May 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC celebrates 150th Proms with return of audiences

The BBC says that this year’s Proms heralds “a summer of live music on a scale not seen since before the pandemic”. With 52 concerts over 44 days featuring 30 orchestras and ensembles, over 100 soloists and conductors and more than 2,000 musicians, this ambitious season celebrates the 150th anniversary of the event. Audiences will […]

May 27, 2021

BBC signs Diamond League deal

BBC Sport has announced a new rights deal which sees every IAAF Diamond League event live on the BBC until 2024. The new four-year deal kicks off with live coverage from Gateshead from May 23rd on BBC Two. The 2021 series will see 14 meetings in total, with a Doha meet following Gateshead on May […]

May 13, 2021

Analyst: UK has strongest catch-up TV market in Europe

Consumer research by Ampere Analysis on the TV viewing habits of Internet households in Europe’s big five markets reveals the rapid rate of change in the media landscape in the region. In this snapshot of habits in UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, Ampere’s Senior Analyst, Annabel Yeomans picks four key trends that have changed […]

April 28, 2021

Research: Netflix dominates “watch free” searches

Netflix is the UK’s most popular streaming service – that people are hoping to access for free. Research from IVA Advice has revealed the streaming platform receives the most online searches when accompanied by phrases like “free” and “how to get free”. The company accounts for half (50 per cent) of all searches looking for […]

April 23, 2021

90% of UK adults used BBC services in last 12 months

More than 90 per cent of UK adults used BBC services each week, across the last 12 months – with a monthly figure of 97 per cent. There was also record use of online services, with 33 million UK adults visiting BBC Online on average per week. The figures were released in the BBC’s annual […]

March 31, 2021

BBC shifting key jobs and production out of London

The BBC has revealed plans for what it describes as “its biggest transformation in decades, which will move power and decision-making across the UK”. Over the next six years, the broadcaster will shift its creative and journalistic centre away from London. Proposals set out in the BBC’s blueprint for the future entitled The BBC Across […]

March 18, 2021

BBC appoints new Portfolio Editors

Syeda Irtizaali and Jo Smith have been confirmed as the two new Portfolio Editors working across BBC One and BBC Two and Four. Both roles will report directly to Dan McGolpin, Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels, who will bring together all of the programming and curation activity across iPlayer and the channels. Irtizaali and […]

March 17, 2021