Methods of listener research employed by the British Broadcasting Corporation by R. J. E. Silvey

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This collection contains Audience Research Reports compiled by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Listener Research Department (LRD) between and The reports analyse wireless listening habits on both a national and regional level, representing the BBC’s earliest foray into market research.


SILVEY [Read before the ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY, June 20th,the PRESIDENT, DR. SNOW, C.B.E., in the Chair.] SOME years ago Mr. Robson published an essay on the British Broad-casting Corporation in a volume entitled Public Enterprise. The British Broadcasting Company, later British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), first took to the air in November It was soon an indispensable part of British life and, incorporated by Royal Charter ina model of public service broadcasting for the rest of the world.

8 Hilda Matheson, 'Listener research in broadcasting. Get this from a library. The Listener. [British Broadcasting Corporation.;] -- A weekly publication, established by the BBC in as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print.

It is our only record and means of accessing the content of. The book examines British broadcasting’s legal structure, financial basis, personnel policies, and technical facilities with reference to its programme services. Domestic and overseas programmes are described, and the findings of audience research are reviewed.

Abstract. Chapter 1 has shown that British broadcasting has been in constant transition. The same applies to the concept of public service broadcasting.

Depending on the environment in which broadcasting operated over the years, this also had an influence on how those responsible for legislation and in charge of the broadcasting institutions approached broadcasting.

Enhance your study of twentieth-century British culture as reflected in BBC broadcasts. The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in under its director-general, Lord Reith. It was the intellectual counterpart to the BBC listings magazine, Radio ped as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks -- initially on radio, but in later years television as well -- the.

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In Proc. 8th Conference on the Design of Experiments in Army Research Development and Testing, ARO-D Report 63–2, 1– Reprinted in Pearson (a), – Reprinted in.

The British Broadcasting Company, Ltd., was established in as a private corporation, in which only British manufacturers were permitted to hold shares. Inupon recommendation of a parliamentary committee, the company was liquidated and replaced in by a public corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Research Details for Each Study p. Outcome Measures for Each Domain. Findings Included in the Rating for Each Outcome Domain. 30 Supplemental Findings for Each Outcome Domain p. 35 Endnotes p. Rating Criteria p. Glossary of Terms p.

This intervention report presents Methods of listener research employed by the British Broadcasting Corporation book from a systematic review of shared book. The Listener was a weekly magazine, established in under the chairmanship of Lord Reith.

It was designed to complement the BBC’s educational output and covered a wide range of topics. It drew extensively from the BBC’s broadcasting output, often reprinting talks programmes or supplementing them with further illustrations and information.

Other articles where The Listener is discussed: Wyndham Lewis: he became art critic for The Listener, a publication of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Until his sight failed inLewis produced a memorable series of articles for that journal, praising several young British artists, such as Michael Ayrton and Francis Bacon, who later became famous.

Trends in Communication Policy Research: New Theories, Methods and Subjects Edited by Natascha Just and Manuel Puppis intellect Bristol, UK / Chicago, USA iii. Bythe U.S. had commercial stations around the country, and inthe model spread across the Atlantic when the British Broadcasting Corporation (the BBC) succeeded the British Broadcasting Company, formerly an extension of the Post Office.

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§The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Ray Mawby) I beg to move, That the Licence and Agreement, dated 19th December,between Her Majesty's Post-master-General and the British Broadcasting Corporation, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19th December, be approved.

Hon. Members may wonder why my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General has asked me to open this. The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in January which ceased publication in The entire digitised archive was made available for purchase online to libraries, educational and research institutions in It was first published on 16 Januaryunder the editorship of Richard S.

Lambert, and was developed as a medium of record for the reproduction of. BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION 8 The Early Years of British Broadcasting, 8. The Broadcasting Com- mittees, The Development of the Monopoly, The Monopoly Debate, The Financial Basis of the British Broadcasting Corpora- tion, Relay Exchanges and Foreign Commercial Broadcasts, The BBC as a Public Corporation, THE CHARTER.

Paulu did the basic research for this volume as a Fulbright scholar in London inwhen the new Independent Television Authority was being debated in Parliament and the British Broadcasting Corporation was laying its plans to meet competition.

British Broadcasting: Radio and Television in the United Kingdom. Burton Paulu. U of Minnesota Press, - Radio broadcasting - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. The IES Research Club This report is the product of a study supported by the IES Research Club, through which a group of IES Corporate Members finance, and often participate in, applied research on employment issues.

The members of the Club are: BAA plc Barclays Bank plc BOC Group British Broadcasting Corporation British Steel plc BT plc.

The Radio Research Consortium () estimates that the number of people listening to public radio for at least a quarter-hour each week increased from million in to a peak of million in Public radio has been particularly successful in.

As of the first quarter ofthe British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) made up four of the top five radio stations in the United Kingdom for weekly reach. Chioma Patricia E., et al. “An Evaluation of Radio Audience Satisfaction with Programming on Inspiration FM, Lagos” International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Studies V2 I12 December experiment of the empire service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Harmonizing to its web site. “The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC. besides informally known as the Beeb or Auntie). founded in is the largest broadcast medium corporation in the universe.

It produces plans and information services. airing on telecasting. wireless. and the Internet. Speaking of “Thirties” writers, Mrs. Szladits notes: “Some of the weightiest words were proclaimed from the stage or over that relatively new power, the British Broadcasting Corporation.

BBC Listener Research Department, c The "Audience Research Reports of the BBC", covering the period c, present the early research of the British Broadcasting Corporation's pioneering Listener Research Department (LRD) into wireless listening in Britain nationwide and at a regional level.

1 January - British Broadcasting Corporation established by Royal Charter. Sir John Reith - Director-General 11 November - Experimental broadcasts to the Empire began from Chelmsford short-wave station 5 March - Ban on broadcasting controversial material lifted 16 January - 'The Listener' first published.

a commercial company. They felt instead that broadcasting was so important it should operate under a single authority, as a public corporation, which derived its power from a Royal Charter.

The British Broadcasting Company was therefore evolved into the British Broadcasting Corporation, with Reith staying in charge as the Director-General.

What followed were five authoritative tomes: The Birth of Broadcasting (), The Golden Age of Wireless (), The War of Words (), Sound and Vision () and Competition ().

Briggs produced a history of an institution and of the bureaucrats who shaped the corporation. The IES Co-operative Research Programme. This report is the product of a study supported by the IES Co-operative Research Programme, through which a group of IES Subscribers finance, and often participate in, applied research.

on employment issues. The members of the CRP are: BAA plc Barclays Bank plc British Broadcasting Corporation British. The study employed survey research approach. Broadcasters in all radio and television stations in Lagos state constituted the target British Broadcasting Corporation by means of wires.

Introduction Subjective non-blind evaluation methods, based on listener training, careful listening, and documentation, were preferred at the inception of stereophonic sound by its inventor, Dr. Harvey Fletcher, and by other scientists at Bell Telephone Laboratories, the General Electric Corporation (GE), the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and by.

Waterfield, G. () ‘Suez and the Role of Broadcasting’, The Listener 29 December: Google Scholar Whitehead, J. () Memorandum transmitting Egyptian newspaper article titled ‘Cyprus Arabic Radio-Station Steps up Power’, 12 May.

research project with the following partners: British Broadcasting Corporation, The Music Department of the University of Surrey, Nokia Research Centre, Genelec Oy, and Bang & methods were employed [5].

The influence of the MOA procedure is the topic of a forthcoming paper. Out of the limited research on the shortwave audience, two reported observations should be noted: First, these studies have consistently identified the shortwave listener as a person who indicate%2 that he monitored international broadcasting services at least once per month with most respondents merely satisfying this basic requirement.

It is important to notice that public service broadcasting has been often identified with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), launched in by the government and funded by the license fee. According to Scannel (), John Reith is believed to be the most influential person in terms of public service development.

Scott was employed in management positions with John Fairfax before being appointed on 5 July for a five year term. His term was extended from July for a further five years.

Advisory Council. The Advisory Council advises the ABC Board on matters relating to the Corporation's broadcasting. The reputation of the British Broadcasting Corporation can be truly vexing, at any rate to its competitors. Although the BBC's monopoly on British television ended more than forty years ago.

radio’, ‘podcast radio’ and other terms are employed loosely or even interchangeably. Furthermore, certain forms and uses of online audio question what we consider to be ‘radio’. Such terminological problems arise in part from the range of forms radio can take and has taken since the rapid development of broadcasting in the s.Studio monitors are loudspeakers in speaker enclosures specifically designed for professional audio production applications, such as recording studios, filmmaking, television studios, radio studios and project or home studios, where accurate audio reproduction is crucial.

Among audio engineers, the term monitor implies that the speaker is designed to produce relatively flat (linear) phase and.'Although the British Broadcasting Corporation is not under discussion here, it is interesting to note that this corporation has gone to great lengths to establish means to learn the preferences of its con-sumers.

This is closely related to market research. It runs an elaborate Listener Research organization.

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