Saturday, June 30, 2012
The BBC has seen its global audience rise notably in the past year, especially from coverage of world events via regional services. The BBC's COO says profit goals will never overrule programming decisions at the corporation. BBC1 and BBC2 have increased viewing share over the past five years, though total viewing on all British terrestrial channels is down and all channels have been hit by budget cuts to drama and arts programming. BBC3 will use the internet to test out comedy. Despite earlier reports to the contrary, YouView is apparently set to launch in July, but some are skeptical of the VOD service's value.