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Lord Corridor was addressing The Voice of the Viewer and Listener foyer group

BBC boss Sir Tony Corridor has stated he desires to create a Netflix-style service for BBC radio content material.

Chatting with the Voice of the Viewer and Listener foyer group, Lord Corridor stated the BBC wanted to do extra with with its “world-class” audio content material.

Citing the BBC’s home on-demand iPlayer service for video, he stated he needed an identical platform for radio however aimed toward audiences outdoors the UK.

Nonetheless, he gave no element as to how or when such a service would start.

Lord Corridor stated the net on-demand video service Netflix had cited the BBC as its inspiration with the success of the company’s iPlayer.

Netflix, a industrial subscription service additionally out there through TV units, has had success with dramas comparable to Home of Playing cards, Orange is the New Black and The Crown.

“With our world-class content material, we may use our present output and the richness of our archive to create a Netflix of the spoken phrase,” stated Lord Corridor.

Explaining his pondering, he stated: “Considered one of my objectives within the years forward is to strengthen and develop these areas through which we actually paved the way globally.

“Information, pure historical past and drama, sure. But in addition schooling, science and the humanities. And audio.”

He stated Britain provided a few of finest radio on the earth and, alongside the BBC’s World Service output, there was extra vital potential to supply extra content material world wide.

“One of many huge challenges I’ve set my groups is simply that: to reinforce our international audio supply. The BBC makes the perfect radio on the earth. It’s one in all our crown jewels, and we now have a unprecedented wealth of audio riches at our disposal.

“It is one of many issues that can assist the BBC carry the total weight of Britain’s tradition and values, information and know-how to the world within the years forward. And say one thing actually necessary about fashionable Britain.”


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