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YouTube is reportedly working on a shortform video-sharing feature, called 'Shorts', to rival the extremely popular TikTok app.

The public broadcaster said it is willing to consider copying other European countries who have a funding model “linked directly to an existing common household bill”.

One of the presenters of new daily BBC One show HealthCheck UK Live had to be replaced at the last minute today after being struck down by suspected coronavirus.

MindsEye has announced the launch of HomeStudio, a community of home-based filmmakers.

BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network will be joining forces next week for the BBC’s Great British Singalong, a mass singalong designed to lift the nation’s spirits.

The service will be broadcast on all 39 BBC local radio stations in England at 8am and will be available soon after on BBC Sounds.

Tonight (March 26th) on Channel 4, the broadcaster is staging a takeover of one of its commercial breaks during Channel 4 News to thank the NHS, as people around the country open their doors and windows to #ClapForOurCarers.

In order to encourage as many people as possible to remain indoors during the coronavirus crisis, the BBC is drawing on its back catalogue of sitcoms including The Thick Of It and The Mighty Boosh for isolation-themed clips.

The BBC has paused plans to cut 450 journalism jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The service has launched in the UK and other European countries today but with 25% lower bandwidth amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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