BBC renews travel news contract with INRIX
The BBC is continuing its long relationship with INRIX by signing a new three-year contract for the supply of travel news across the UK.
Real-time traffic information is provided to the BBC to use across radio, television and the web, although it recently removed all of its travel update pages in favour of supplying travel information elsewhere on its local portals.
Peter Lees, Director of Operations – Media, INRIX, told RadioToday about the new deal: “As a trusted source for important topics that affect people every day, we are very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with the BBC to inform travellers across the UK with pertinent travel information that includes incidents, along with their impact on travel times and public transport news.”
INRIX also provides travel information on behalf of Global Traffic Network UK Limited, broadcasting to the commercial and community radio markets throughout the UK. It started life as Metro Networks in 1994 and won a contract to supply all BBC Local Radio stations with traffic information in 1998. Metro rebranded to TrafficLink in 1999, winning a national BBC contract in 2002 then was bought by INRIX in 2011.
In related news, the BBC recently switched to international weather company MeteoGroup for its weather information, after its contract with the Met Office came to an end.