The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media

The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media

BBC Research & Development has announced a strategic partnership with University College London (UCL), aimed at bringing together researchers from both sides to work on the challenges faced by digital media.

“By bringing together two world-leading research institutions, this partnership will inspire new ideas, help position the UK as a leader in media technologies, and act as a gateway to further innovation,” said Matthew Postgate, Controller of BBC R&D.

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The partnership agreement is signed for the next four years. Over this period of time 80 researchers from the BBC and UCL will be working together in a joint space at 1 Euston Square in London.

The joint R&D activities will seek “to advance state-of-the-art communications technologies, Internet research, content production, user experience, and access services,” states the BBC in its press release.

As a part of the agreement, the BBC and UCL will share facilities and resources, creating new opportunities for students, graduates, and staff particularly by introducing internships, student placements, and a staff exchange program.

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