Tuesday, March 21, 2006

BBC Newspod

The BBC has started to promote BBC Radio Newspod which was first brought to our attention by Rob Fenwick

This podcast service allows you to listen to programme highlights from across BBC Radio News, presented by Eddie Mair and available each weekday from 1700 GMT.

Here, again is further evidence of the significance of multi-touch, multichannel communications for Public Relations practitioners.

Downloading podcasts from the BBC lets you save a copy of your chosen programme of package onto your computer. You can then listen to this whenever you want, or even transfer it onto your portable MP3 player.

Podcasting lets you automatically receive the latest episode of your chosen programme as soon as it's available. You need to "subscribe" to receive a podcast, rather like you might subscribe to a magazine and get it delivered each week. An important difference is that all of the BBC's podcasts are free, and you can stop receiving the files at any time.

If you would like a company/subject specific round up of daily news at about 0800 each day, please let me know, it is a service that can be developed based on my news summary engine.