As of today Sunday I have looked at the Observer TV guide which shows Mumford and Sons on BBC4 next Saturday night. But nothing on BBC1 or BBC2.
Mostly my expectation is based on various conversations while the Radio 1 Academy has been in Devon. They are so keen on online - YouTube Live Lounge , VEVO , their own visual channel on the iPlayer that the subject of television rarely surfaces, as in BBC 1/2/4.
News still seems a bit different. Evan Davis spoke at a session about how to tell stories in a digital age. He still sees a secure future for news on TV and also for newspapers. This is something to come back to. This next week is mostly about music though similar patterns may relate to news later.
Inow understand that the aim of the Radio 1 Academy is to encourage young people into careers. I had been looking for how the knowledge related to a local situation. So I am interested in how the Phoenix and Devon can use sound and video production in social media without all the resources of a big truck.
The most immediate issue is how open to be. I noticed discussion on Phonic FM about making comments closed on Youtube or similar. Personally I favour open comments and I find of the web to be polite and supportive. But this is clearly something to discuss.
My idea of digital storytelling is to publish interim bits and pieces and check the response. For one thing the shared information could change the story.
Just my opinion now, this is a blog after all, there could be a lot more from the Big Weekend if BBC4 changed the schedule. There may be another time to watch an old edition of Top of the Pops. Maybe they will get some feedback.
Perhaps there is a generation of Radio 1 listeners who never watch "television" so finding stuff on YouTube or the iPlayer is normal. No doubt there will be a boost for the Radio 1 channels after the event. But should we all be forced towards YouTube just because the Big Weekend is not on BBC1 or BBC2? Could the movies be shown on some other date? Anyway, more of this on Tuesday when the Radio Times will reveal the BBC4 schedule for Sunday. The @wenotno show is on @phonicfm from 12 -2 when the Radio Times has had a thorough study. This is investigation.
So far there is no clear public statement on BBC policy to get rid of "television" but there are obvious questions looking for an answer.
For example what happens to the income from VEVO assuming there is some? Is there income from YouTube RED in the USA? Could any UK channel get the same sort of deal? What is Amazon doing? Will the iPlayer work outside the UK or will the BBC just work with other platforms?
Comments and link suggestions welcome. Updated versions of this story coming soon.
Story so far
Question to Dev on Access All Aerials
Interview with Dan Gooding, Executive Producer from BBC Learning for Executive Producer for Radio 1 Academy
Sound from Telling Stories in the Digital Age