BBC Plans to Expand Podcast Trial
February 15, 2006
The BBC plans to expand its podcasting "trial", which began last year with about twenty shows. Additional podcasts to be added to the trial will include Radio 4's Start the Week, Broadcasting House, Today in Parliament and Front Row.
Simon Nelson, controller of BBC radio and music interactive said: "In extending the trial, we're offering some of BBC Radio's most distinctive programming and a broad range of shows to cater to most tastes."
Last month it was revealed that almost two million BBC radio podcasts were downloaded during December, with the corporation's breakfast programs the most popular with listeners.
Radio 1's Chris Moyles topped the chart with his show downloaded 446,809 times. Radio 4's Today came in second place.
Radio 1 and 1Xtra contribute weekly podcasts featuring Chart Chat with JK & Joel, Radio 1 Entertainment News and unsigned music in the shape of Best of Unsigned and 100% Homegrown Mix.
I read today that BBC is planning to launch an hourly news summary podcast, too.
That wouldn't always be something I'd want to subscribe to, but on days when something "big" is going on in the world, it would be great to have a news podcast that "refreshed" really often.
It will be interesting to see the response to this particular new offering.
Give us a Mark and Lard podcast, the end of their show on Radio 1 was such a blow!
Posted by: Gordon at February 17, 2006 05:06 PM
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