BBC Radio 1 is to launch a video channel on BBC iPlayer to air exclusive music performances and artist interviews.
The channel will be available via TV, laptop, tablet and smartphone and was announced this morning on Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast show.
Content will range from music featured in Radio 1’s Live Lounge or at the annual Big Weekend festival, to interviews with major stars or online features such as Innuendo Bingo.
Live events such as the Radio 1 Teen Awards or BBC Radio 1Xtra Live could also be planned for future broadcast. An official launch date is to be announced.
Discussing the project, Ben Cooper, controller of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said: “I'm very excited about transforming Radio 1 from being just a radio station into being a full audio-visual channel.
“Radio 1 has always pioneered innovative ideas and led the way in engaging with young people and this is another huge step in cementing that reputation.”