the cbc does indeed fund and partner certain initiatives in this regard, such as the digital development initiative with nmbc and bc film: link
reading up on the bbc innovation labs, which were recently relaunched after a hiatus of sorts in the uk. it’s highly awesome, and fills me with a sense of envy towards the monarchy, a bit of frustration to know that our own people’s-history-of-hockey-cbc doesn’t have the resources nor would ever do anything as risky/dare i say innovative as this, radio 3 aside. interesting that the bbc, a state-supported organization no less, is fostering this type of exploration and experimentation, and providing the resources to make ideas fly. mmmm!
the deal with the bbc innovation labs is this:
The Innovation Labs are a series of creative workshops for interdisciplinary teams of professional creative technologists, application designers, software developers and interactive media designers, working across both Future Media & Vision platforms.
We are inviting independent companies from across England, Scotland and Wales to pitch ideas in response to a briefs set by New Media & Vision commissioners across the BBC.