Radio 4’s Today programme is to expand into video coverage making use of high definition cameras already set up in the studio.
It is also to produce a regular TV programme called Meet the Author, which will be hosted by former Today presenter Jim Naughtie and broadcast during Today on Saturday mornings and then in TV format on the BBC News Channel.
Today editor Jamie Angus told The Independent: “I want us to completely overhaul how we do digital content and to exploit the Today brand and the presenter brands. We have got to see ourselves as a multimedia production outfit, not just a radio programme.
"We get great exclusive video and we aren’t doing anything with it. Amazing things happen in the Today studio two or three days every week.”