Podcast: Talking digital growth with the BBC's Alice Webb

The relocation of large parts of the BBC to MediaCity in 2011 mirrored a period of phenomenal technical change in how content is created and consumed.

In the ninth episode of MetCast, Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, and one of the architects of the broadcaster's seismic move, discusses digital growth in Manchester and the region.

She considers how universites like Manchester Metroopolitan can help bridge the digital skills gap and partner with organizations like the BBC.

Alice talks about how the BBC is looking to continue searching out the best new talent from across the north west, and offers her thoughts on what many have called today’s ‘content revolution’ and how the BBC has responded to it.

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