BBC radio archive goes online

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BBC Director General Mark Thompson speaking at the Radiofest, Photocredit: Radiotoday

BBC is all set to launch its new online media venture called Audiopedia which will contain the archive of all their radio programmes since the 1940s. The service is under development and will be launched within the next 12 months, said Tim Davie, director of BBC Audio and Music, was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

The BBC is working on how best to present Audiopedia at the moment but most people will probably access the new on demand content via other pieces of related content they are already listening to across the BBC website, he explained.

Audiopedia will not be a closed library. We will link to other broadcasters content, he said.

The initiative was announced by Mark Thompson, the BBCs Director General, at the annual Radio Festival in Salford.

He said: Imagine a world in which all the content the BBC created was available online and, critically, linked to and shared with numerous partners.

Audiopedia will allow the user to search the content by subject or person to listen and share, bringing together thousands of hours of unique information and entertainment to stream and download.

People are very excited about Audiopedia as they can now listen to their childhood favorite programmes online and relive the experience.

Source: Telegraph, Hill Post

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