Posts Tagged ‘ BBC ’

5 Reasons Wired’s iPad App Is The Last Hurrah For Magazines

May 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Commentary

Ever since the Apple iPad was announced, I’ve waited to see if magazines and newspapers would come up with a meaningful response. News organizations have come up with some interesting iPad apps – especially the BBC and NPR apps. But magazine apps have either been missing in action or underwhelming. Now Wired reports that they’ve […]

YouTube In Talks To Offer Full-Length Shows In UK

May 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Streaming Video, Video

New Media Age is reporting that video giant YouTube is working on a plan to offer popular full-length television shows to viewers in the United Kingdom. Talks are said to be underway between YouTube and British TV networks Channel 4 and ITV, and with Sony Pictures, for rights to stream those companies’ programs. NMA calls […]

Has Real-Time Citizen News Arrived?

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Commentary, Video

When tragedy strikes, the 24-hour news networks are there, to bring you the catastrophe in immediate, agonizing detail. But Thursday night, when a Continental Airlines commuter plane crashed near Buffalo, NY, the major networks’ coverage didn’t come from a local affiliate camera crew dispatched to the scene. News networks, including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and […]

BBC Launches Multi-Platform, Interactive ‘Proper Messy’

Jan 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: General

BBC Switch, the broadcast corporation’s youth brand, is launching a new “interactive” teen-oriented drama, “Proper Messy,” across the range of platforms popular with the young crowd. The show debuts January 24, and viewers can watch on tv (BBC 2), online (BBC Switch site) and on social networking site Bebo. What makes this program interesting (to […]

BBC Updates Popular iPlayer

Jun 25th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Video

The BBC today introduced an updated version of the BBC iPlayer, which fully combines radio and TV in one interface. The BBC iPlayer is an Internet-based on-demand catch-up service for BBC media, and is available on PC, Mac, Linux, Virgin Media, Apple iPhone & iPod touch and Nintendo Wii. The BBC reports that it has […]

The BBC Gets The Long Tail, Putting 81 Years Of Television Online

Jun 10th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Video

Somebody at the BBC gets the idea of making the most of niche content – they’ve announced plans to put 81 years of classic British television online: Spanning 81 years of radio and television, the project will create a web page for every episode of every single programme ever broadcast on the BBC, and be […]

BBC1 To Broadcast Live On The Internet

Jun 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

The BBC has announced that it will broadcast BBC1 live to the Internet, making it the first of the BBC’s stations to be simulcast online. BBC1 will be available via, which is being relaunched. “Building on the success of the iPlayer, we want to develop to include a broad range of the BBC’s […]

BBC Coming To The Nintendo Wii

Apr 9th, 2008 | By | Category: General

The BBC has announced that its iPlayer video service will soon be available via the Nintendo Wii. iPlayer is a video download and streaming service that lets people catch up with BBC programming. An early version of the service should be available starting today but more polished software will be released as the service is […]

Commercial Arm of BBC To Sell Shows Via iTunes

Feb 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Video

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation, announced earlier today that it would begin selling episodes of some of its popular television programming via the Apple iTunes Music Store. The BBC says it is the first UK television network to offer its shows on iTunes. Episodes of such programs as Torchwood and […]

BBC iPlayer Demonstrates Demand For On-Demand Video

Jan 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

The BBC has announced that their controversial iPlayer on-demand video application has been downloaded over a million times, and that users have viewed over 3.5 million programs. BBC research reveals that an average of a quarter of a million programs have been downloaded or streamed each day since 25 December. Users, on average, watch each […]