Connected Studio - World Service

Status: active
Engage local digital communities in pilots, to explore new opportunities in emerging markets.

Where are we?… At the time of writing (Dec 2015) we are scoping the next phase, which will harness BBC Connected Studio’s rolling innovation commission approach, and also BBC News Labs’ incubator, to create an efficient, steady state innovation programme.


  • engage local digital communities to open new reach opportunities
  • test new concepts efficiently, via prototypes and pilots

Video feature

Media Coverage of Nairobi event

Media Coverage of Cape Town event

Media Coverage as Pilots Launch

Next Priorities

  1. Kickoff Lagos workstream
  2. Kickoff India workstream