Sunday, September 23, 2007
BBC WS Radio and TV
There seems to be a gradual trend for BBC World TV and BBC World Service Radio to divorce themselves from each other. If you look at www.bbcworld.com you wouldn't know that BBC WS Radio existed unless you happen to press the radio tab at the top. Nothing in the text on the BBC World TV site passes you on to programmes on the radio with a similar genre. That wasn't the case a few years ago. That's a shame. I know they are funded from different sources, but do consumers care?
They could even try it out on a programme level first before getting too friendly on a network level. The Click! programme on BBC World and Digital Planet on BBC WS Radio might be a place to try "If you like this, then try this too".
I also wish BBC would consolidate its website announcements. Is it www.BBCnews.com, bbc.co.uk/worldservice, bbcworldservice.com or what? Depends on the programme!