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Sofa distancing: How coronavirus has transformed British TV

From a non-toxic Question Time to the broadcasting hub that is Steph McGovern’s living room, the current moment is influencing everything on the airwaves – perhaps for good Coronavirus is changing television. How lucky Susanna Reid is to be able to use social distancing as reason to sit further away […]

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TV licence fee could be replaced by broadband levy, says BBC

The BBC has said the television licence fee could ultimately be replaced by a monthly levy on broadband connections, in response to the UK government’s proposals to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee. The public broadcaster said it strongly supported keeping the current court-enforced television licence fee system in place […]

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BBC unveils ‘five-point plan’ to support indie production

The BBC has revealed a five-point plan designed to support the UK’s independent production sector through the Covid-19 pandemic, including doubling the investment in its ‘small indie’ fund. The UK pubcaster said it was “committed to maintaining the creative health and viability of its supply base across the UK during […]

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Local TV: where did the money go?

As another local TV channel closes this week, questions are being asked on whether the money spent on building a network of local TV channels was well spent. Time to have a look at how local TV channel operators benefited from a £300,000 deal and what the future holds… As […]

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BBC iPlayer streams sport in 4K HDR for first time

The BBC has broadcast a live event in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour for the first time. Its iPlayer service streamed a full rugby match on Sunday, which was made available to the public but not promoted in advance. BT began screening live sport in 4K in […]

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BBC to increase voice experimentation

The BBC has announced plans to increase its creative experimentation around voice services and interaction on platforms like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant in the coming months. In an interview posted on the BBC’s Technology and Creativity blog, the BBC’s executive editor of voice, Mukul Devichand, said that voice devices are […]

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Best month on record for BBC iPlayer

The BBC reported a record 328 million programme requests on iPlayer in January, marking “the best month on record” for the catch-up service. The BBC said the number of shows accessed on the iPlayer in January was up 10% compared to the same month in 2017, with an average of […]

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