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.
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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