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Deep fakes are coming

Tuesday 29 October, 2019
Manipulation of images and audio is becoming so sophisticated that it is producing chilling fakes with the potential to cause discontent and influence elections.

The phenomenon, produced with a combination of editing technology and artificial intelligence, is known as ‘deep fakes’ and is one of the biggest media disinformation trends this year.

BBC radio is leaving TuneIn

Tuesday 13 August, 2019

The BBC is pulling its radio streams from TuneIn at the end of August because the streaming service in unable to furnish the data the broadcaster wants to collect.

Their audio content is available on BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer Radio as well as a range of third-party apps, including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Radioplayer and Acast as well as a multiple internet enabled smart speakers and radios with whom they have data sharing agreements.

The BBC condems the AFP raids

Thursday 06 June, 2019
The BBC has reacted to the raids on ABC offices yesterday by saying the actions of the Australian Federal Police are "deeply troubling".

Christian O'Connell pays tribute to UK broadcaster, John Myers

Monday 03 June, 2019
Gold 104.3’s Christian O’Connell has paid tribute to UK broadcaster, John Myers who has died at the age of 60.
 
The former BBC Radio Cumbria presenter's death was announced by his son on social media and followed a bout of cancer in 2018.
 
Christian tweeted today that he was Stunned at John Myers passing. Incredible spirit. Real radio guy. Loved him.”
 

BBC explainer podcast is ‘a dog’s brexit’ #RDE19

Saturday 06 April, 2019

Brexitcast is the BBC’s explainer podcast about the debacle that is Brexit.
 
It was described as ‘a Dog's Brexit,’ which got a hearty laugh from the many EU delegates at Radiodays Europe.
 
The long form podcast uses BBC journalists in a discussion format where the can debate and explain in more detail what is happening more than they can within a one minute live cross in the nightly news.
 

A mission to reach new young audiences on new platforms: BBC Sounds launched at #IRFradiofest

Friday 02 November, 2018
 
BBC Radio has just launched the new BBC Sounds app, which showcases live and catch up radio, plus podcasts and specially commissioned content to British audiences.
 
The new app is targeted at young audiences who are no longer listening to traditional radio sets.
 
Speaking at the International Radio Festival, the BBC’s Paul Smith outlined the strategy for the new app.
 

Xperi and DTS join BBC Radio for a hybrid radio trial

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Two major broadcasters are embracing new technology to explore new experiences for their listeners.

BBC Radio 3 is going for a soothing walk in the forest

Friday 07 September, 2018

If you find the night time sounds from the zoo, the mooing of cows or the ticking of clocks soothing, BBC Radio 3 has you covered with its Slow Radio.

Already available as podcasts, Radio 3 will be offering a new permanent reoccurring Slow Radio slot on the station from early October.

Initially the half hour program will occur monthly on the station.

Steve Penk’s Radio Nightmares looking for Aussie bloopers

Thursday 09 August, 2018

Listeners love bloopers and BBC Broadcaster Steve Penk is looking for some Aussie blooper tapes to add to the next season of his UK show.

As part of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Autumn schedules Penk will introduce a selection of new and old Radio Nightmares.

"There’s little funnier on live radio than when things go wrong, listeners absolutely love those moments," Penk has told radioinfo.

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