I gave evidence to the Commons Culture Media and Sport Select Committee Inquiry into BBC Charter Review on Wednesday 25 November. The committee asked me to give evidence on transparency and the BBC and the BBC giving away its public service material … [Read more...] about Will the BBC bring forwards its own transparency proposals in Charter Review?
Has anyone spotted anything from the BBC during Charter Review about how the broadcaster can make itself more transparent? Next week the UK government and civil society will play a leading role in the UN Open Government Partnership Summit in Mexico … [Read more...] about Can the BBC makes itself more transparent in this Charter Review? #FOI
Way back in 2010 I first called for the BBC to give away its local public service content when Jeremy Hunt crow-barred local TV out of the BBC budget.: 'make content produced with your money freely reusable by all comers – including local papers … [Read more...] about Finally BBC to share public service content with #hyperlocals for free?
Startling growth in online video viewing in the last couple of years seems to have passed by the BBC iPlayer, which appears to be at the top of an ess-curve, with slowing growth rates leavened only by the odd hit shows - Sherlock and Top Gear. So … [Read more...] about The iPlayer is fading away as internet video booms – what is the BBC’s next online trick? #iplayer
Martha Lane Fox gave the Dimbleby lecture this evening. She raised some excellent points but i can't stay up to see the broadcast at 2245 (how quaint) so here are some reactions based on an early draft I saw. The BBC – Martha is delivering one of … [Read more...] about Martha Lane Fox Dimbleby Lecture – dot everyone, the BBC etc
The Commons Media Select Committee report into the BBC has added further impetus to a rebalancing of the BBC's relationship with local media - whether papers, websites, tweeters etc. Although they don't mention the independent hyperlocal web … [Read more...] about MPs call for BBC to share their local output for free #tal15