BBC Worldwide Labs to Launch in East London Tech City
The story of old media losing out to the Web is now a familiar narrative. But one very old media icon, the BBC, wants to aggressively put itself squarely in the middle of the next phase of digital media innovation with a new program called BBC Worldwide Labs.
The location of the event is another nod toward the development of what has become known as the “East London Tech City,” London’s emerging answer to Silicon Valley.
In 2010, the U.K. government decided to give the area a boost, naming its initiative Tech City.