BBC research into the virtual reality has found initially dim expectations turned into excitement about the medium.
The BBC has announced its biggest investment in children’s services in a generation, allocating an additional £34 million across three years to 2019/20, over and above existing budgets.
Former BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders to lead a new unit called Bloomberg Economics. She starts in October and will be based in the London office.
The BBC is reaching a record weekly audience of 372 million across the globe, representing a year on year increase of 7 per cent.
The principle behind the sign in for iPlayer is one of wanting “a more reciprocal, personalised and engaged experience for our viewers”, according to David Ball, distribution and business development, BBC.
The BBC working to establish a partnership with a Latvian broadcaster to carry its TV news bulletin.
A senior BBC executive has called for BBC shows to be given prominence over rivals Sky and Netflix in electronic programme guides.
The Polish alternative telco Netia will make more local TV channels available to its subscribers from this month.
BBC’s channels are ripe for expansion in Central and Eastern Europe, according to Salim Mukaddam, general manager and VP Central and Eastern Europe, BBC Worldwide.
The BBC iPlayer will be reinvented in a bid to be the “number one online TV service” in the UK by 2020, the broadcaster’s director general Lord Hall has said.