Monday, October 14, 2013

What this blog says today the BBC DG says a year later

Wrote this column for The Independent last year. It's mainly about the iPlayer but since Tony Hall's speech last week I'm congratulating myself on showing uncanny prescience in the last para:
It seems likely that, once we have got used to being able to watch previously broadcast programmes when it suits us, there could be a clamour for the right to be able to watch them as soon as they're ready. If the BBC has got all the episodes of its latest series in a cupboard somewhere, why not let us watch them at our convenience rather than theirs? Then we'll find out if they love us as much as we apparently love them.
Now what can he do to address the issues in a Guardian column today? Can he make radios cool again?

1 comment:

  1. 1. the device. Radios look increasingly like 8-track cartridge players to me. Why have a one-purpose machine taking up space when you can do the same thing on something else you already have? (a phone, tv, etc). Radios are going the same way as the wristwatch.

    2. the concept. With all of Spotify etc at your disposal, do you really want to listen to someone else's choice of music? Or would you like to listen to your friend's playlist rather than a DJs? Its all out there now.

    The decline of radio is due to the rise of other options.