BBC Cross-Platform Vision

 Posted by on November 27, 2006 at 12:22 am  Cross Media, On-demand, Production, Transmedia, TV  Add comments
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Interesting timing, very related to my last post. The press release from BBC on their new ‘BBC Vision’ strategy “the biggest integrated multimedia broadcast and production group of its kind in the world”. Umm might be time to go back ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here are some highlights…

New Leaders

  • New senior multi-media roles, to be funded from re-prioritisation.
  • A Head of Multi-Media Studio to oversee the centre of excellence for multi-media production in Vision Studios
  • Four Interactive Executives, Commissioning to support Commissioning
  • Three Multi-Platform Channel Editors to support channel controllers
  • A Future Media and Technology Controller for Vision part of the Vision senior team, will be appointed shortly.

Training in Vision Studios “a great place to work”.

  • Multi-platform programming would require new skills and offer new opportunities, and so would the scale of Vision Studios.
  • A range of training initiatives to encourage in-house programme makers to build up multi-media skills and experience of other studios.
  • “Hot Shoes” attachments for people to experience two weeks’ working in a completely different area. 250 opportunities in the next year
  • A Vision Studios Bursary Scheme to build multi-platform skills
  • Encouragement for programme makers to work in different parts of Vision Studios. “Over the next five years I want to see two fifths of our 4,000 plus people working in more than one studio. That’s more than 1,500 people.”

Commissioning

  • A “one-stop shop” for multi-platform commissioning where creative ideas รƒยขร‚โ‚ฌร‚โ€œ whether in-house or independent – could be looked at in the round and assessed for their full creative potential across all appropriate platforms
  • A content powerhouse, Vision Studios, the biggest multi-platform production house of its kind in the world, bringing together about 4,000 programme makers in 17 “studios”. Jana Bennett has appointed Peter Salmon as Chief Creative Officer to run Vision Studios.
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