BBC announces digital plans for Glastonbury 2014

The BBC has announced that it plans to broadcast over 250 hours of Radio, TV, Red Button and online streaming from this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with coverage from six key music stages including the BBC Introducing Stage, reflecting the range and breadth of acts – from the biggest headliners to new and emerging talent.

Following last year’s unprecedented digital output, this year’s BBC Glastonbury offering will once again give the most comprehensive digital coverage ever – whenever and wherever audiences are, at home or on-the-go. In 2013, a record 1.5 million unique browsers accessed the BBC’s digital Glastonbury coverage, with over 6m viewers on the BBC’s Red Button over the weekend and 42 per cent of total traffic across the weekend coming from mobiles and tablets.

In addition to the TV and radio coverage, six stages – Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holts, Park and BBC Introducing will be streamed live across four screens via PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV.

A wealth of content will be available at offering an immersive live festival experience like no other, as well as more information about the line-up, acts and stages with photo galleries and interviews. The BBC Glastonbury live blog will guide the audience to the BBC’s best moments in Pilton, giving them access to behind-the-scenes moments that even ticket holders can’t experience.

Personalising the festival experience, the audience will be able to tune in live or for catch-up whenever and wherever it suits them. BBC iPlayer Radio will be the place for all music on the go with a dedicated button in the mobile app for iOS and Android devices. People will be able to follow their favourite presenters on BBC Playlister and create their own Glastonbury playlist with their choice of the best tracks from the festival.

BBC iPlayer will bring audiences performance highlights from over 100 artists for 30 days after the event, as well as all the action from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four.

On TV, additional Red Button streams will offer more content and highlights from the festival, and the BBC’s Connected Red Button service available on Virgin Media’s TiVo service and a range of recent Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic Smart TVs, which will bring viewers all the live streams and on-demand video seamlessly to their TV.


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