Within a month, BBC reporters will be using their iPhones and iPads to file live reports or to send video to a central studio to be edited for later broadcast. The publicly supported broadcaster said Wednesday that it is testing an app that it created in-house and will seek a license from Apple to put it into use. Martin Turner, head of operations for newsgathering, told Journalism.co.uk, "Reporters have been using smart phones for a while now but it was never good quality. You might do it when there was a really important story. Now it is beginning to be a realistic possibility to use iPhones and other devices for live reporting, and in the end if you've got someone on the scene then you want to be able to use them."
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.