Some news on the BBC and podcasting…


The other big news today from BBC Radio & Music Interactive (where I work) is that we’re about to open up twenty more programmes – mostly from Radio 4 and Five Live as podcast feeds for people to download. As my semi-ultimate boss said:

“The BBC was the first British broadcaster to podcast when we made In Our Time available last year and this trial will enable us to further explore the editorial, technical and distribution issues involved.”

Some of the programmes that you will be able to subscribe to include (in full or part): The Today Programme, The Reith Lectures, In Our Time, In Business, From Our Own Correspondent, Sportsweek and Fighting Talk plus highlights and documentaries from Radio 1, 1Xtra and the World Service.

For more information see the BBC Press release and the article in Media Guardian. I’m really excited by this stuff, for a whole range of reasons personally. And with sites like Odeo on the horizon, I can’t help but think this whole area’s about to explode.