View Full Version : A Letter from the BBC on Radios 3, 4 & 7

08-02-2011, 03:28 PM
The BBC writes:

Thank you for taking part in the consultation as part of the BBC Trust's
review of Radio 3, Radio 4 and Radio 7 last year. Today we have
published our findings.

The review considered the overall performance of the three stations -
including their quality, distinctiveness and value for money, as well as
the BBC's future plans for the services. Over 16,500 licence fee payers
took part in the public consultation, and the Trust also drew on a range
of audience research, performance monitoring and financial analysis.

The key findings of the review are that all three stations are high
quality and offer truly distinctive public service broadcasting. The
challenge for them is to gradually extend their core appeal without
jeopardizing their distinctiveness.

The review recognises that Radio 3 has gone some way to adopting a more
welcoming tone, and should build on this while maintaining its
commitment to high quality music and arts. Radio 4 should aim to broaden
its appeal amongst different demographic groups, such as those outside
of London and the South East. We have approved the BBC Executive's
proposal to reposition Radio 7 as Radio 4 Extra as part of this review
to raise awareness, bring more listeners to the station while preserving
the elements that audiences value.

In addition, we have approved strategic proposals, put forward by the
BBC Executive, to develop a new strategy for children's audio which is
designed to better serve children of all ages which will see the
refocusing of children's programming on Radio 7 to appeal more to
families; and the development of permanent collections of on-demand
content for Radio 3, Radio 4 and BBC 4.

You can read more details, including both a summary report which you can
find here:

www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/regulatory_framework/service_licences/service_reviews/radio_347/radio_347_summary.pdf (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/regulatory_framework/service_licences/service_reviews/radio_347/radio_347_summary.pdf)

and the full report which you can read here:

www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/regulatory_framework/service_licences/service_reviews/radio_347/radio_347_final.pdf (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/regulatory_framework/service_licences/service_reviews/radio_347/radio_347_final.pdf)

If you would like to receive e-mail updates on the BBC Trust's work,
including details of consultations and publications, please click on
this link:


Note to mod: if you can make the board software manage the links better, please do!

{Mode: Done for you.}

08-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Thanks for tidying the links.

No mention in them about audio quality, or about the future of the 320kb/s Radio 3 HD stream.

{Moderator's comment: that's today's BBC I'm afraid.}