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November 16, 2023:
The Global Story is the new in-depth podcast from the BBC World Service and BBC Studios, and a sister podcast to the Global News Podcast. This new show, which starts on Nov 27, will focus on one story every day. It will be hosted by Katya Adler.
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July 28, 2022:
The BBC could be examining ways to change their financial reporting to hide their presenters' earnings for podcasts. Currently, podcasts are paid from public service money (which has to be reported, like on page 97 of their Annual Report); one potential plan is to get the commercial arm, BBC Studios, to make the shows and pay the presenters, which wouldn't fall under these rules.
March 23, 2022:
Bob Shennan is to join BBC Studios, the corporation's for-profit arm, as its first Director of Audio. He used to run BBC Radio 2, Europe's largest radio station; and was Director of Radio and Music for the BBC's public service.
January 28, 2022:
Jennie Baird has been hired as EVP and MD of Digital News and Streaming for BBC Studios, and "will also assume responsibility for the BBC’s recently launched documentary and podcast services - BBC Select and BBC Podcasts". She joins from News Corp.
August 31, 2020:
The BBC is making a new podcast that you'll only be able to hear on Spotify. BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the corporation, is co-producing the new show, Sorted with the Dyers, alongside production company Pod Almighty. It will not be available on the BBC Sounds app, which offers radio, music and podcasts from the BBC.
June 8, 2020:
The BBC has a new boss. Tim Davie has been confirmed as the new Director-General, taking over from Lord Tony Hall who retires later this month. After being Director of Audio & Music for the corporation (which included their work in podcasting), Davie was in charge of BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the organisation. On his personal radio newsletter, our Editor explains why this is good news.
March 3, 2020:
BBC Studios has invested into podcast app Pocket Casts. NPR, WNYC Studios and WBEZ Chicago have also added new investment: terms weren't disclosed. BBC Studios is the commercial arm of the BBC, which, almost a year ago, blocked its podcasts from Google Podcasts.
February 12, 2019:
Spotify has signed Public Enemy's Chuck D to narrate "Stay Free: The Story of The Clash". It's being produced by BBC Studios, the corporation's commercial arm.
August 15, 2018:
The BBC Studios Voice, a viewer/listener panel for the BBC, says this in a recent communication: "We were surprised to learn 38% of [our] panellists have never listened to a podcast before. Accessibility and awareness of interesting, quality podcasts were cited as barriers to listening. For those that do listen regularly, commuting has become a time to embed podcasts into people’s daily lives, with comedy coming through as a popular genre."