The TechCrunch BBC Debate

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TechCrunch and the BBC are holding an event to rationally debate and discuss the issues around the BBC’s assets and technology, prompted by the debates here and here . We are encouraging startups and developers to attend and engage with these issues. Please get a ticket here (the event is free).

Could or should the BBC develop an applications platform which third party developers and companies could leverage?

What are the policy issues and implications surrounding this?

What data does the BBC currently expose for third party companies to leverage?

Could it do more to open up its data and assets?

Or are these issues impossible to address given the nature of the BBC’s Charter?

In which case: should/could the BBC Charter be changed to address the new wave of development online?

Date: 25th June

Time: From 7.00pm

Location: Broadcasting House, London

(Refreshments will be served).

Participants:

Tony Ageh, BBC New Media controller of internet

James Cridland, Head of Future Media & Technology for BBC Audio & Music Interactive

Jem Stone, Portfolio Executive, BBC new media

Azeem Azahar, startups angel investor, ex-BBC, proposer of the BBC Public License

Mike Butcher, Editor, TechCrunch UK

Chair: Steve Bowbrick, entrepreneur, Blogger on BBC policy

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