Ben Chapman

Ben Chapman began his work in technology with the challenge of bringing DAB to the masses and joined the team that kicked off the now well established digital only radio stations (BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6Music, BBC Four Extra). In 2004 Ben looked at what radio and music TV could offer a burgeoning digital TV opportunity. He was responsible for the first multiscreen red button services for music under the red button for Glastonbury, Eurovision and the BBC Proms. The development of BBC radio websites and digital growth on the internet brought him into the BBC Radio 1 management team as the Digital Editor in 2007 and in 2011 he took on his current role as Head of Popular Music, Multiplatform which has seen him manage the editorial digital portfolio for Radio 1 / Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6Music, Asian Network, Glastonbury and BBC Introducing. He has recently launched BBC Playlister, the digital centre piece of the BBC’s future music proposition – it is the first new BBC digital brand since BBC iPlayer.


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