Update on The TechCrunch BBC Debate

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Just to update you on The TechCrunch BBC Debate: A Common Platform, I can confirm that a few members of the press are now confirmed to attend, and we have added another great person to the panel: Tom Loosemore is leading Ofcom’s work exploring the proposal for a “public service publisher”, a new online operation that will have a budget of between £50m and £100m per year. He is also a former ‘head of Web 2.0’ at the BBC. His contribution will be invaluable in all this.

The theme for the debate is not the usual media owners’ whinge about BBC.co.uk’s money and freedom of operation but something more subtle about the future of the Corporation’s public service obligations. Steve Bowbrick, who is chairing the debate, and I have subtitled the debate ‘a common platform’ which is a phrase that seems to suggest the potential for the Corporation (and other players like 4ip) to build a shared space for citizens, organisations, institutions and businesses to use.

Unfortunately we have sold out of tickets to the event, but I’ll be blogging live from the event and encouraging others to blog, twitter and video, of course. I suggest we use the tag “TCBBC” for posts, images, etc.

Update: Jon Gisby, Channel 4’s first dedicated new media director and the former managing director of Yahoo in the UK and Ireland, will also be joining the panel.

Update: Steve Bowbrick blogs about the idea of a “common platform” here.

  • rchards

    I registered on day one. It now seems to have disappeared from the site. How can I check I am still on the guest list.

  • http://uk.techcrunch.com Mike Butcher

    rchards – send me your full name on email

  • http://www.thisfrenchlife.com/ Craig McGinty

    I really, really hope there is a live video, or at least an audio feed from the event, this is such an interesting and important debate.

  • http://blog.snipperoo.com Ivan Pope

    Well done – excellent event, wish I could be there.

  • http://blog.arthurguy.co.uk Arthur

    I am in the same situation as richards, I registered initially then it disappeared, I did register again and that time it gave me a pdf ticket, I assume this means its all OK? Will I need to bring the ticket?
    Also does anyone know if the BBC has wifi access available to visitors?

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  • http://uk.techcrunch.com Mike Butcher

    FYI – If you registered on the Amiando.com ticketing site that means we have your name and you are on the list to come. Arthur Guy you are on the list btw.

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