BBC Taster promises experimental radio
BBC Taster promises experimental radio
Posted by
BBC Taster promises experimental radio

A new service from the BBC will provide a place for the corporation to test out new content and emerging technology.

BBC Taster, which will work across TV, Radio and Online, enables the BBC to explore the future of content with audiences and offer them something completely new to ‘try, rate and share’.

On launch day, BBC Radio 1 is offering ‘Radio 1 R1OT’, which brings a competitive element to online voting and will influence what happens on air. Details of the first event will be announced on-air soon.

Want to influence what happens on Radio 1? Once you vote, you and your friends become part of a virtual tribe. The best R1OTers get a shout-out so your responses may go on air. If you’re under 16 please get your parent or guardian’s ok before you respond to a R1OT.

Ralph Rivera, Director of BBC Future Media, says: “Innovation has been at the heart of the BBC since the birth of radio and TV, right through to the digital age – having pioneered products and services like the BBC Micro, Ceefax, BBC iPlayer and the first truly digital Olympics in 2012. BBC Taster is the next step, bringing together our editorial and technology experts and opening the process up for audiences. This will give us valuable feedback and technical insights, helping us further develop our ideas and work on those with the greatest potential.”

The BBC says ‘it’s also an opportunity to serve audiences something extra, utilising the BBC archive, additional and unseen material from BBC recordings or backstage footage.’

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 2 3329 26 January, 2015 Industry News 12:25 pm 20151 Monday, January 26th, 2015

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

Radio Festival 2016 - September 26, 2016 at 9:00 am (The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom)
Thanksgiving service to Sir Terry Wogan - September 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Westminster Abbey, London)
Closing Date: Audio Production Awards - September 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm (Online)
The Imaging Days - October 3, 2016 at 8:00 am (Holland)
The Imaging Days - October 4, 2016 at 8:00 am (Holland)
Radiodays Ireland - October 17, 2016 at 10:00 am (Dublin)
Radiodays Ireland - October 18, 2016 at 10:00 am (Dublin)
ARIAS - Audio and Radio Industry Awards - October 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm (First Direct Arena, Leeds)
More events