A BRADFORD museum will launch a new exhibition this summer exploring the past, present and future of broadcasting.

The National Science and Media Museum will launch Switched On in July, taking visitors on a journey from the first BBC radio programmes to TV and the rise of streaming services.

Switched On will also explore what media technologies and broadcasting could look like in the near future.

It is part of Broadcast 100 – a new programme of exhibitions by the Science and Media Museum to mark the 100th anniversary of the BBC and the 40th anniversary of Channel 4.

The museum will also launch new online stories on its website, covering diverse topics from the history of broadcasting, including the history of children’s television, women in broadcasting, and the invention of television.

Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Science and Media Museum, said: “We are delighted to be part of 2022’s BBC 100 celebrations and to be telling the story of a century of broadcasting, as well as looking at the exciting possibilities of broadcast technologies in the future through the Science Museum Group’s Broadcast 100 programme and specifically in our Switched On exhibition in Bradford.

“As a museum specialising in the history of sound and vision technologies and their impact on our lives, many of our objects and the stories we tell would not be possible without the ground-breaking work of the BBC and the many trailblazers who have pushed the boundaries of radio, television and digital streaming over the last 100 years.”

Sir Ian Blatchford, Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group said: “Across the Science Museum Group we’ll be celebrating 100 years of broadcasting and the centenary of the BBC with public events, special displays and a major exhibition at the National Science and Media Museum.

“Our Broadcast 100 programme will tell the story of the technology that enabled the world to be heard and the pioneers who made it happen, showcasing how broadcast is constantly changing the way we connect with one another and our understanding of the world around us.

“We’ve also digitised the vast BBC Heritage collection which we care for, making it easier for audiences across the globe to discover the incredible innovations in broadcast technology over the last century that helped make the BBC a world-leading broadcaster.”

For more information about Broadcast 100, please visit: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/whats-on/broadcast-100