Your Noon Briefing: BBC Charter review latest, Radio Production Awards, etc

BEGINS an announcement from the BBC’s governing body: “The BBC Trust has [yesterday] launched the final service review of the current BBC Charter period, looking at BBC radio, TV, online and current affairs programming in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

“The review will cover the performance of BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, BBC Alba, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as looking at news and current affairs on television and BBC nations’ news online.

“The review will assess how well these services are serving their audiences; their performance against the commitments set out in their service licences; and their ability to deliver on these commitments in future given the evolving nature of listening and viewing habits.

“It will also look at whether the current service licences are fit for purpose and whether any changes need to be made.

“More broadly, the review will examine whether, in the context of an evolving UK, each nation is receiving the best service of international, UK and nations news from the BBC.

“As part of the review process the Trust today launches a public consultation with audiences.

“Trustees will use the feedback received in the consultation, along with a range of other data and audience research in reaching their final assessment of the services.”

Read more, here.

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CONGRATULATIONS, the Greenock Telegraph newspaper.

It is reporting, here, its campaign, concerning the treatment of pets, has succeeded at the Scottish Parliament.

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BELATED congratulations, to Gus Beattie, executive producer (radio) at The Comedy Unit in Glasgow.

He is one of five nominees for Best Comedy/Entertainment Producer, at the Radio Production Awards.

The winners will be announced on the 24th of this month, at a ceremony in London.

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